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2019 worst year for corn and soybean production

SPRINGFIELD – 2019 is said to be the worst year for corn and soybeans in over 5 years. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s final crop yield numbers, corn and soybean production hasn’t been this low since 2012 and 2013 respectively. Corn and soybean ...Read more

Stabbing Incident Injures Two in Mendota

MENDOTA – A Sunday evening incident involving a knife and two men allegedly being stabbed sent one man to the hospital in Mendota. The Mendota Police Department say they were called to OSF Saint Paul Medical Center and discovered one subject with a stab wound. After an investigation, ...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