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IVCC Receives Donation From Generous Family

OTTAWA – The Johnson family of Ottawa recently made a $2,000 donation to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. Gayle and Jeremy Johnson both graduated from IVCC in the early 2000s before transferring to Illinois State University. They are owners of JJ’s Pub in Ottawa and Gayle

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IVCC Receives Donation From Generous Family

OTTAWA – The Johnson family of Ottawa recently made a $2,000 donation to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. Gayle and Jeremy Johnson both graduated from IVCC in the early 2000s before transferring to Illinois State University. They are owners of JJ’s Pub in Ottawa and Gayle

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Shelter Plans Expansion

PERU – A local homeless shelter in Peru is expanding its facility. Executive Director Carol Alcorn of PADS Shelter says the expansion will provide exclusive rooms for families, as well as office and classroom space. According to Alcorn, homelessness apprears to be on the rise in Illinois

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Board Recognizes Suicide Prevention Day

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Board recognized world suicide prevention day with a presentation Monday. Alexis Ferracuti, member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, encouraged the board to spread awareness on mental health and suicide prevention. Ferracuti noted that suicide is

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