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More non-disposables found in Spring Valley sewers

  SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley city workers are finding more trash in sewer lines allegedly near a nursing home. According to assistant public works superintendent Chris Insco, the city experienced a sewer back up due to a grease blockage. Workers are certain where the garbage is coming ...Read more

Governor promises fixes to child welfare agency

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’s child welfare agency has reviewed 1,100 of its ongoing abuse and neglect cases as part of a stepped-up effort to right a department that’s facing criticism for failing to prevent the deaths of three children under its watch since January, the ...Read more

Spring Valley to trial part time firefighter

SPRING VALLEY – Agreements were made between Spring Valley and their fire department on financing a part time firefighter. After much deliberation, the city agreed to help support the employment of a certified day time firefighter for one year to try and resolve the department’s issue of ...Read more