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Back to School Backpacks Precautions

Healthcare professionals are warning about the dangers of weighted-down backpacks. Children should never carry more than 10% of their body weight in a backpack. Too much weight can lead create abnorma...

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Human Milk Depot Opens in North Central Illinois

North central Illinois mothers feeding their babies the natural way, but who aren’t producing enough of their own milk, have a new resource. Illinois Valley Community Hospital took its first don...

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Protections Coming to Undocumented Renters

Landlords in Illinois can no longer threaten to evict tenets or intimidate them by telling them they will report their immigration status. The chief sponsor of the Immigrant Tenant Protection Act, Dem...

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Bishop Hill Chautauqua This Saturday

The Bishop Hill Chautauqua is this weekend and will feature a unique tour through the lives of historic figures in American history says Todd Dedecker from the Bishop Hill Heritiage Association who wa...

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Farm Progress Show Media Day Recap

The Super Bowl of agriculture is less than a week away in Decatur, Illinois and Wednesday media members got a preview of everything to come in this show that will draw people from all over the country...

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IDNR Promotes Hunter Safety

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources promoting hunter safety. The agency’s Tim Schweizer says information is readily available online at “dnr.illinois.gov”.   ...

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LaHood and Davis Address Trade, Infrastructure

Illinois Congressmen Darin LaHood and Rodney Davis made a stop in Bloomington Tuesday to discuss trade and infrastructure with local community members. LaHood says passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade...

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