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Illinois gears up for 200th birthday party

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois turns 200 on Monday. And the state has a gala celebration planned The Illinois Bicentennial party that organizers have arranged at Chicago’s Navy Pier will be at times solemn, like a Cahokia Woodhenge solstice observed 1,000 years ago by some of the ...Read more

Livingston County man dead in single vehicle crash

DWIGHT – Authorities say a single vehicle crash claimed the life of one Livingston County man early Friday morning. The Livingston County Coroner stated  that 22 year-old Collin Csecsinovits of Dwight, Illinois was pronounced dead at the scene just south of Dwight, at 2900 E. 2675 North ...Read more

IVCC Barn Demolition Begins Monday

OGLESBY – The old Illinois Valley Community College dairy barn just south of the south entrance to campus will be demolished beginning early Monday morning. S & K Excavating & Trucking of Yorkville will begin taking down the structure with their heavy equipment sometime after 6:30 ...Read more

Former President George H.W. Bush dies at age 94

HOUSTON (AP) — George H.W. Bush, a patrician New Englander whose presidency soared with the coalition victory over Iraq in Kuwait, but then plummeted in the throes of a weak economy that led voters to turn him out of office after a single term, has died. He was 94. The World War II hero, who ...Read more