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SNAP benefits to be issued early

CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois says federal food assistance money will be provided through the end of February during the government shutdown. The Illinois Department of Human Services said Friday that February SNAP benefits will be issued to Illinois customers about a week and a half

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Government shutdown impacts airline travel

LASALLE – Sick outs and non reporting for work by Transportation Security Airport screeners and Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors is likely to increase if the government shutdown continues, according to flyersrights.org. So far local travel agency owner, Anna Lijewski (LEE-

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Plans for IVCC Ag Facility Reviewed

OGLESBY- Before the monthly meeting of the Illinois Valley Community College board, the board’s facilities committee reviewed details for a proposed agriculture storage facility to be built on the site of the recently demolished dairy barn. The 7,500-square-foot building would house a tractor,

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