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Dynamic Controls Inc. sponsors IVCC HVAC scholarship

OGLESBY – Dynamic Controls Inc. donated $10,000 to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation to endow a scholarship for students seeking the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning certificate. The first recipient of the scholarship, Guadalupe “Gio” Ortiz of Spring Valley,

State takes step toward selling Thompson Center in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — State officials are taking another step toward selling a downtown Chicago building that house Illinois government offices. The Department of Central Management 辽宁体彩网 has issued a request for proposals seeking management and technical project management so Illinois can get

Advocates showcase hemp at farm show as multiuse crop

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The National Hemp Association showcased the versatility of hemp during the recent Farm Progress Show in central Illinois. Representatives of the hemp association used the event that ran Tuesday through Thursday to demonstrate how hemp can be used in dietary supplements and

Chicago police say gun violence lower despite weekend deaths

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say despite five people being fatally shot in less than 24 hours, gun violence in the city is declining. Among the fatalities was a 15-year-old boy found early Sunday on a sidewalk with wounds in his leg and back. Police say the night of violence began Saturday

Teachers from Spain to work in Illinois in exchange program

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Dozens of teachers from Spain will work in Illinois classrooms this school year under a visitor exchange program. State education officials say the state has a shortage of bilingual teachers. The teachers from Spain will work in 19 school districts including