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Today is National Donor Day!

PERU – Today is known for Valentine’s Day but it also marks National Donor Day. The observance day, designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services raises awareness on organ donation. More than 17,000 people are currently on the waiting list for a liver transplant, ...Read more

OSF HealthCare raises minimum wage

PEORIA – OSF HealthCare is raising minimum wage to $12 dollars for its workers, effective February 24th. According to OSF HealthCare’s CEO Bob Sehring, many service workers have fallen behind because minimum wage across the country has not kept up. More than 1,100 Mission Partners ...Read more

SNAP benefits to be issued early for Illinoisans

CHICAGO – SNAP benefits will be issued to Illinois customers early. According to the Illinois Department of Human Services, March SNAP benefits will be loaded into customer accounts on the first of the month. Governor J.B Pritzker says communities shouldn’t have to suffer because of ...Read more

Morris PD warns of counterfeit cash rings in area

MORRIS – The Morris Police Department issued a warning of counterfeit money being passed around the area after a Chicago man was arrested for allegedly attempting to use counterfeit money at a local business. According to authorities, on Monday they were called to a business on Route 47 for ...Read more

Ottawa police warn residents of phone scam

    OTTAWA – Ottawa Police are warning residents of a phone scam involving their Apple Device or iCloud account. Officials reported that residents are receiving calls from an individual who claims that the residents’ Apple Device or iCloud account has been compromised. The scammer then ...Read more