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Illinois Rail Safety Week Begins Sunday

STERLING – Illinois Rail Safety Week begins Sunday and runs through September 29th. Area law enforcement will be promoting rail safety awareness and education to prevent injuries and fatalities. Additional enforcement of laws associated with crossings and railroad property will take place

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Ag Day Coming Wednesday at IVCC

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program, in partnership with University of Illinois Extension, will conduct an ag research field day at the research plot along the west side of Orlando Smith Road from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The field day, which will

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Hall High School Stadium Due For Upgrades

SPRING VALLEY – Hall High School’s Stadium could be getting wiring upgrades in the future. Superintendant Jesse Brandt told the school board Wednesday that wiring, lighting and sound system upgrades will eventually have to happen. The suggestions were made after they experienced an

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Dry September Helping Farmers

OTTAWA  – Septembers dry spell is turning out to be a positive turn of events for LaSalle County farmers.   According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, the excellent weather conditions have made it easier for farmers to harvest the corn crop. He says mother

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Blue Jay Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

OTTAWA – Another bird that was collected, a dead blue jay, has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the LaSalle County Health Department, the bird was collected in Marseilles and tested on Wednesday. The first human death attributed to the virus this year in Illinois occurred

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