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Newman and Zupec earn Taylor scholarships to NIU

  OGLESBY – Recent Illinois Valley Community College graduates Alex Newman of Oglesby and Dylan Zupec of Granville will attend Northern Illinois University next fall on full-tuition scholarships from William and Dian Taylor of Winnetka. Newman won the Taylor’s accountancy scholarship ...Read more

OSF Saint Clare announces 2022 DAISY Award winner

PRINCETON – OSF HealthCare Saint Clare Medical Center has recognized their 2022 DAISY Award winner, Lorena Jaramillo, RN, of DePue. Lorena is a registered nurse in the Inpatient Unit. She was recognized for the extraordinary compassion, empathy and kindness she shared with a patient and her ...Read more

Statewide unemployment rate stable for May

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced that the unemployment rate was unchanged in the state at 4.6 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased by 12,800 in May, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment ...Read more

Chicago cop pleads not guilty in struggle with woman

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Chicago police officer captured on video struggling with a woman who was walking her dog along a Lake Michigan beach has pleaded not guilty to charges of official misconduct and aggravated battery. Officer Bruce Dyker was released on his own recognizance by a Cook County ...Read more

Unattended grill cause of Grand Bear blaze

    UTICA – The massive fire that leveled seven of Grand Bear Resort’s buildings on Memorial Day was caused by an unattended grill. According to Utica Fire Chief Ben Brown, the Office of the State Fire Marshal has concluded its investigation on the fire at the Grand Bear ...Read more