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Illinois website offers help for gambling addictions

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is launching a new state website aimed at helping people affected by gambling addictions. The Illinois Department of Human Services on Monday announced the website WeKnowtheFeeling.org . The new website comes as gambling is expanding across the nation . In Illinois, Gov. ...Read more

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. The club presented the city with a check for $4,000 for Strauss ...Read more

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 any blood types and is what emergency room personnel reach for when there’s ...Read more

Record-breaking temperatures for March 4th

PERU – A new record cold high temperatures for March 4th, was set this morning. North central Illinois faced unseasonably cold air for the start of the month, a record breaking wind chill of -19 degrees this morning. The wind chill advisory may be through, however elevated excessive cold ...Read more

Area Hospitals Propose Consolidation

  SPRING VALLEY – Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru and St. Margaret’s in Spring Valley and have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to consolidate their operations and form a regional health network. “St. Margaret’s and IVCH have proudly served this region for more ...Read more