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Starved Rock Attendance Down

OGLESBY – Nearly 900,000 people were in attendance at Starved Rock State Park this summer, according to officials. In comparison to last year, attendance this summer comes in around 200,000 people less. According to Starved Rock Coordinator Debbie McAdams, excessive humidity could be the

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Volunteer Opportunities at OSF HealthCare

OTTAWA  – OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center is offering two new volunteer orientation opportunities. Adult and teen volunteers are needed in a multitude of service areas at OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Ottawa and OSF HealthCare Center for Health –

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IVCC Hosts Memorial Dedication

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Jacobs Library is hosting a memorial dedication for Joanne Jalley at noon Tuesday, Sept. 18. Jalley, a library technical assistant, worked at IVCC for 20 years. She died Oct. 31, 2015. After her death, donations were made to the IVCC

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IVCC to Receive Funding for Barn Demolition

  OGLESBY – IVCC is awaiting confirmation by next week that it will receive nearly $165,000 in state capital funding for demolition of the barn south of campus and construction of a dual storage/ag lab facility. The project, which would require at least $60,000 from the college, will

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ISP: “Trooper in a Truck”

Springfield— Illinois State Police (ISP) officials and the Illinois Trucking Association partnered to bring a new safety initiative to Illinois called “Trooper in a Truck” to create greater awareness about distracted driving. The new program is helping officers spot and correct unsafe

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