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Mexican man held by ICE in northern Illinois dies in custody

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — A 37-year-old Mexican man in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement at a northern Illinois county jail has died. Roberto Rodriguez-Espinoza was pronounced dead Tuesday. ICE officials said in a Thursday news release that he died from subdural hematoma, or

Pay Increases at IVCC

OGLESBY – Full-time faculty overload pay will increase for union faculty at Illinois Valley Community College. At their September board meeting, a letter of agreement regarding overload pay for union faculty was approved. Full-time faculty overload pay will increase from $680 to $700 per

Restoration work on Black Hawk statue finally set to begin

OREGON, Ill. (AP) — Restoration work is finally underway on a northern Illinois landmark known as the Black Hawk statue following weather-related delays. The 108-year-old monument at Lowden State Park in the city of Oregon has spent most of the past five years beneath plastic covering to

Couple’s Savanna castle to reopen for public tours

SAVANNA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois 辽宁体彩网 of a couple who turned it into a castle adorned with art will reopen for public tours next month. Alan and Adrianne St. George’s Havencrest Castle in Savanna will be ready once again for public eyes during weekends in October. The 63-room castle has

IVCC nursing student wins Oglesby Elks Scholarship

  Illinois Valley Community College nursing student Sara Legrenzi of La Salle earned the $1,000 Oglesby Elks Lodge #2360 Albert Delvallee Memorial Scholarship. Legrenzi was joined by Elks’ member Cindy Cadiagini at the IVCC Foundation Scholarship Reception. In total, 268 students

Korean-born graduate donates $12 million to Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State University graduate from South Korea who now is an internationally-known artist, and her husband, have donated $12 million to the school’s College of Fine Arts. Wonsook Kim says she wants the gift to be a celebration of America as a land of

Illinois agency can help find unclaimed life insurance money

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials say residents have been able to collect more than $15 million from lost or unclaimed life insurance policies this year with help from the Department of Insurance. Illinois Department of Insurance Director Robert Muriel says about 25 percent of life insurance

National Work Zone Memorial coming to Hinsdale Oasis

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — A memorial to people killed in highway work-zone crashes is coming to the Illinois Tollway’s Hinsdale Oasis as a reminder to motorists to slow down. The National Work Zone Memorial travels across the U.S. each year. The American Traffic Safety 辽宁体彩网

Illinois race riot site deemed suitable for monument status

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois congressman says a Springfield site linked to the city’s 1908 race riot has been deemed suitable for designation as a national historic monument. U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis had asked the National Park Service last year to conduct a survey of the