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IVCC Approves $11 Million Tax Levy

Oglesby – Illinois Valley Community College trustees Thursday approved a tentative $11.8 million tax levy for 2017, up less than five percent over the actual 2016 levy of $11.3 million.   As a result of the levy, the owner of a $120,000 home can expect taxes equal to or slightly less than ...Read more

Sheridan Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Sheridan – A Sheridan man was arrested by The Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, otherwise known as Trident.  Trident officials say Wednesday afternoon they purchased 4 grams of heroin from a man they identify as 50 year old Lorne J. Barnes, of E. Grant Street, Sheridan.  Authorities ...Read more

Peru Police Arrest Man Using Fake Currency

PERU – A 27 year-old transient has been arrested in a sting operation after allegedly using counterfeit currency to purchase pizza in Peru. Since late December, according to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei, there was an ongoing investigation into fake $100 bills being used in LaSalle and ...Read more

Overcoming Opioids- ER Pain Relief

(Chicago AP) Many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers in the emergency room. A new study released Tuesday tested over-the-counter pain relievers on people with broken bones and sprains. Researchers found acetaminophen plus ibuprofen worked as well as opioids at reducing ...Read more

New General Mills facility could employ 150

WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A Minnesota-based food company has opened an Illinois distribution center that could employ as many as 150 people. Gov. Bruce Rauner and area officials cut the ribbon on the 1.5 million-square-foot General Mills facility in Wilmington on Tuesday. General Mills produces ...Read more