State begins monitoring possible algal bloom on the Illinois River

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois officials have been alerted to a possible algal bloom on the Illinois River and are actively monitoring conditions.

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Economic development summit to focus on small towns

SPRING VALLEY - North Central Illinois Council of Governments’ Economic Development District (NCICG EDD) has announced plans for their upcoming Economic Development Summit.

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Quest joins IFIAI board of directors

AMBOY-The Independent Farm Insurance Agents of Illinois inducted Lisa Quest, of Leffelman & Associates, to their board of directors on June 7.

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IVCH Wound Center recognized for clinical excellence

PERU - The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Wound and Hyperbaric Center has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence by Healogics, the nation’s leading and largest wound care management company.

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Education Briefs 6-20

College dean's lists and graduations announced.

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Carl’s Quiz 6-20

What is the widest tree . . . ?

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Births-June 20

Birth announcements for week of June 20.

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Parents lead District 289's Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee

MENDOTA – Newly elected Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) members Jessica Correa, president; Susana Terrazas, co-vice president; Carmen Correa, co-vice president/treasurer; and Selene Jaramillo, secretary met in the District 289 Education Center with Beth Wackerlin, director of teaching and learning; and Jessica Kreiser, director of student services, on June 11.

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FSB donates to Silo Art project

MENDOTA - On June 11, First State Bank in Mendota made a pledge of $10,000 toward Mendota’s Silo Art Project.

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IVCH Foundation awards Brian L. Lamps Scholarship

PERU - Selena Campos of DePue is the recipient of the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation’s 2018 Brian L. Lamps Memorial Physical Therapy Scholarship.

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IVCH hosts Cancer Survivors Breakfast

PERU - Twenty-four cancer survivors, who collectively have lived with the disease for 281 years, attended Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s annual Cancer Survivors Day breakfast on June 1.

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Dominican Sisters Launch Ministry of Mutual Support for Women

SPRINGFIELD - At a time when women are finding their voices and creating waves of energy offering hope for positive change in U.S. culture and in the Catholic Church, the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have launched a new ministry of mutual support for young women who seek to be a part of the change they want to see.

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Local business supports life saving technology

MENDOTA - Merritt Funeral Home is investing back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives through use of an app called Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency).

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Education Briefs 6-13

Knox College graduation

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Carl’s Quiz 6-13

How many Pulitzer prizes . . . ?

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Accident near Triumph claims woman's life

TRIUMPH – An 18-year-old Utica woman died June 10 in a single-vehicle crash near Triumph, according to the La Salle County Coroner and Sheriff's offices.

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Births-June 13

Birth announcements for week of June 13.

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