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In an effort to address a critical need for Emergency Medical professionals, IVCC will be offering EMS courses at it's Ottawa Center. Paramedics are the most highly trained of all EMS technicians.

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A local lawmaker continues to raise concerns over the recently closed St. Margaret's – Peru hospital, the former IVCH. State Senator and Deputy Minority Leader, Sue Rezin is hosting a press conference at 11am Monday at the Atrium at Westclox.

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Fire late Saturday morning at Marquis Energy did not effect operations for long. Quentin Buffington is Deputy Chief of the Granville-Hennepin Fire Protection District. The plant - located north of Hennepin - drys distiller's grain in centrifugal units.

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For a long time, heart disease has been considered to be something that mainly affects adults over the age of 65.

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The Illinois Supreme Court ruled this week that people who’ve been subject to fingerprinting, face or other scans as employees of Illinois companies have five years to file lawsuits if they believe the business violated a stringent state privacy law.

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If you're enrolled at IVCC but aren't sure how you're going to pay for next semester, look no further than the Illinois Sheriff's Association. They're awarding scholarships of up to 58 thousand dollars.

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If you’ve had to pay for college, you know that any assistance goes a long ways. It’s coming down to the wire for applications for some scholarships at Illinois Valley Community College.

A homeless man has been indicted on two counts of failing to check in weekly as a sex offender. Forty-two-year-old Larry Teamer of Streator is locked up in the La Salle County Jail on $50 thousand bond. Teamer was arrested January 12. His next court appearance will be April 6. A jury trial h…

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A popular movie musical released on Netflix will be performed this Spring at Illinois Valley Community College.

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