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Boyles honored for bequest to IVCC Oct. 15

OGLESBY – Walter Durley and Hazel Marie Boyle’s contributions to Illinois Valley Community College will be celebrated in a noon Monday, Oct. 15 ceremony in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. The Boyle’s bequest of over $620,000 to the IVCC Foundation helped fund the purchase of

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New Mural to Debut Soon in Streator

STREATOR – A Streator tap will have its murals erected by the end of this month. According to city engineer Jeremy Palm, the long awaited mural for Gayle’s Monroe Tap will be in place by the end of October. NCI-Artworks, Ray Paseka created the murals to be cohesive with the,

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IVCC Offers Pharmacy Technician Program

OGLESBY –  Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office is offering a Pharmacy Technician (CCE-1720-300) program Tuesdays and Thursdays Oct. 16 through Dec. 13.             The 50-hour program will prepare students to work as a pharmacy technician in a

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Amboy Police Receive Pet Chip Reader

  AMBOY – Lost pets in Amboy will now have a better chance at finding their way home thanks to a donation of specialized equipment. The Amboy Police Department and several other local Lee County law enforcement agencies received a microchip pet scanner through a program called CHIPS

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Nationwide Alert Test Wednesday

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC will conduct a test on cellphones Wednesday. The test will allow federal officials to send text messages to all cellular phones. It will be the first test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system, and phones will receive a

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Peru Adds Sticker Option For Waste

PERU – The City of Peru city council says residents will get to use waste bags of their choice, using a city sticker.  City Clerk Dave Bartley said in a meeting on Monday that procuring problems in Public Works has led the city to allow any biodegradable waste bags, as long as a designated

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Time Running Out to Pay Property Taxes

OTTAWA – Certified letters will be issued to LaSalle County residents if they don’t pay their taxes by Friday, according to the LaSalle County Treasurer’s Office. In a letter from LaSalle County Treasurer James Spelich, real estate taxes must be paid on or before Friday at 8

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