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Illinois soldier killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Pentagon says one of the two soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb was from Illinois. On Sunday, military officials identified the soldier as 21-year-old Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon of Joliet.  He was assigned to 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion, ...Read more

Olivero to give IVCC commencement

OGLESBY – Former Illinois Valley Community College trustee Melissa Olivero of Peru will deliver the college’s May commencement address, President Jerry Corcoran announced at Thursday’s board meeting.  Olivero, an administrative law judge, was elected twice and served the college from ...Read more