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Illinois State enrolls largest freshman class in 33 years

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Illinois State University says this year’s freshman class is its largest in 33 years. The university has 3,860 freshmen for the 2019-辽宁体彩网 academic year. ISU President Larry Dietz says it’s “proof that students recognize the high quality of educational,

Bleeding trauma kits distributed to Illinois schools

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Schools in Illinois are receiving emergency materials to stop victim bleeding in case of serious accident or incident. The Illinois Terrorism Task Force announced Wednesday that it distributed more than 7,000 so-called Stop the Bleed kits after a recommendation from the

IVCC Ag Day

The Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program, in partnership with Case IH and University of Illinois Extension, will conduct a field day at the campus farm along the west side of Orlando Smith Road from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 18. The field day is open to the public and

Bison at Buffalo Rock State Park dies

  OTTAWA – The matriarch American bison at Buffalo State Park has passed away. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, on Thursday, Holly the bison, was euthanized due to a serious illness. Holly was born in 1999 and came to Buffalo Rock in 2005. She gave birth to a

Hunting guide who used electronic bird caller pleads guilty

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois owner of an outfitter service has pleaded guilty to federal charges that included deploying an electronic bird caller to lure geese into shooting range. A statement from the U.S. attorney’s office in Springfield says 58-year-old Rick A. Hamm, of