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State climatologist: Illinois saw cold, stormy February

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Weather experts say February was cold and stormy in Illinois with above-average precipitation and below-average temperatures. The Illinois state climatologist’s office says the preliminary average statewide precipitation in Illinois during February was about

Optimist Club Donates For New Scoreboard

MENDOTA – The Optimist Club is helping the city of Mendota raise funds for a new baseball scoreboard in honor of 12 year-old Karl Soliman. Soliman passed away last December after he collapsed at a basketball tournament.

Severe shortage of type O blood donations

UNDATED – The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood. According to the organization, type O blood in the most in-demand blood type. Type O negative blood can be transfused to patients with