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IVCC Wind Ensemble to present concert Thursday

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College’s Wind Ensemble will offer a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. The performance will likely include the music of Morton Gould, Franz Biebl, John Philip Sousa, Percy Aldridge Grainger, ...Read more

Illinois seeks permanent waiver to sell E15 gas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Illinois and seven other Midwest states have asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  for a permanent waiver that will allow each state to continue selling ethanol blended gas year-round without restriction. The EPA’s decision last week to suspend ...Read more

Car seat safety check coming to Peru

PERU – A car seat safety check is coming to Peru on Saturday. The Peru Police Department will be hosting the event at their headquarters on North Peoria Street from 9 AM to Noon. Parents and caregivers will be given the opportunity to work with qualified technicians to make sure car seats ...Read more