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Nurses with OSF HealthCare Honored

OTTAWA – Two Registered Nurses with OSF HealthCare Medical Group were recent recipients of the DAISY Award which recognizes exceptional nurses nationwide on behalf of the DAISY Foundation. Both caregivers were honored during a brief ceremony this past month. Sara Bowen, RN, of Ransom, has been

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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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