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Hoffman wins Matthiessen Award

  OGLESBY-Martha Hoffman of Earlville earned the Frederick W. Matthiessen Award at Illinois Valley Community College’s 52nd annual commencement Saturday. The award, among the college’s most prestigious, is awarded periodically to graduates who demonstrate academic excellence and

Vehicle Stolen Sunday in Streator

STREATOR – Sunday morning a resident in the 500 block of Bronson street reported a vehicle was stolen. A silver 2009 Pontiac Vibe was reportedly taken from a garage with the license plate number of AL28665. If

Governor gets hearing on reinstating death penalty

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois House committee will take up Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan to reinstate the death penalty in certain cases. The House Judiciary-Criminal Committee meets Monday for testimony on Rauner’s proposals .  Rauner added