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Illinois dispensaries processing medical marijuana apps

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois dispensaries have begun to process applications for medical marijuana through a state pilot program that offers patients access to the drug as an alternative to opioids.  Enrollment in the state’s Opioid Alternative Pilot

Over 100 cold-related injuries reported in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health says at least 144 people made hospital emergency-room visits and one person has died due to cold-related injuries since Tuesday. Department spokesman Melaney Arnold said Thursday that there

Local unemployment rates amongst highest in the state

OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates rank amongst the highest in the state, according to the Illinois Department of Unemployment. Bureau, Putnam, LaSalle and Marshall county range in the highest unemployment rates locally. Currently, LaSalle’s unemployment rate is

Earlville Woman Loses Control of Car; Hits Train

EARLVILLE – A Tuesday afternoon collision between a car and a train in Northern LaSalle County damaged a car, but no injuries were reported. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, 22-year-old Kristina M. Morsovillo of Earlville

IVCC freezes tuition for 2019-2020 school year

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College will have no tuition increase for the 2019-2020 school year. According to the board’s audit finance committee, IVCC will freeze tuition at 133 per credit hour for the summer, fall and