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Earth Day Cleanup Scheduled for Peru

PERU – Peru City Council members listened to an Earth Day presentation at Monday night’s meeting. Crystal Dean addressed the council to discuss the details of her Earth Day Peru, Illinois City Cleanup, which will take place next Monday, April 22nd. Dean encouraged volunteers to meet at ...Read more

Possible monthly recycling fee for Paw Paw

PAW PAW – Recyclables picked up from Paw Paw have been reported 65 percent contaminated with food refuse. According to Republic Services Waste Disposal, China is no longer accepting any foreign recyclables and garbage. Republic Services is requesting a .68 cent increase in each ...Read more

Solar projects in Mendota win statewide lottery

MENDOTA – Solar Projects in Mendota were included in the local list of winners in a state lottery for renewable energy credits.  According to the Illinois Power Agency, two Mendota based solar projects of 112 were chosen for an adjustable block program. Established by the ...Read more

Women in Technology breaking the binary

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Women in Technology is a force to be reckoned with for those looking to pursue jobs in the industry. The recently established program strives to give ladies the opportunity to be exposed to and learn the fundamentals of welding, ...Read more