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Chinese Students to Start Attending IVCC in Spring

OGLESBY- Chinese students will be taking classes at Illinois Valley Community College this Spring.   An agreement approved at the Thursday night board meeting endorsed a dual credit high school and college level English as a second language course. Although the college expects only a handful of ...Read more

Shelter Plans Expansion

PERU – A local homeless shelter in Peru is expanding its facility. Executive Director Carol Alcorn of PADS Shelter says the expansion will provide exclusive rooms for families, as well as office and classroom space. According to Alcorn, homelessness apprears to be on the rise in Illinois ...Read more

Board Recognizes Suicide Prevention Day

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Board recognized world suicide prevention day with a presentation Monday. Alexis Ferracuti, member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, encouraged the board to spread awareness on mental health and suicide prevention. Ferracuti noted that suicide is ...Read more

NIU Gets Grant to Combat Violence Against Women

DEKALB – A federal grant has been awarded to Northern Illinois University to help respond to crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women announced that 57 schools will receive a total of $18 ...Read more