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Check out photos from the IVCC vs Carl Sandburg College softball game today.

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"TumbleWeeds" hits the stage at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton tomorrow and Friday.

PRINCETON — In honor of 20 years of children’s theater at the Prairie Arts Center, the Prairie Arts Council this week presents the third reprise of their very first children’s
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The sixth annual Princeton Jazz Festival is set for Saturday at Princeton's Lincoln Junior High School.

PRINCETON — The sixth annual Princeton Jazz Festival concert — “Swing Sets to Swing Sets” — will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28 in Logan Junior High School’s
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Want to hear live music this weekend and help out a good cause? The Illinois Valley Legion Against Lesions is holding its annual benefit in La Salle.

Bands including Jonny Birk, Three Olive Martini, Reverend Hellbilly and Against The Grain will perform after a buffet dinner this weekend during a benefit event for people in the Illinois
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Hall High School is looking for volunteers to help with setup and cleanup for the Prom Afterglow.

Hall Booster Organization will sponsor the Hall Prom Afterglow on Saturday, April 28.
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A Princeton woman was sentenced to prison for not complying with the terms of her probation. She was on probation for possession of methamphetamine.

PRINCETON — Tammie Trumbla, 32, of Princeton, on April 18 was sentenced by Judge C.J. Hollerich to prison for 2.5 years for possession of methamphetamine after she admitted to violating
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A Galesburg woman struck a guardrail in Spring Valley Monday after a semi blew its horn.

A Galesburg woman struck a guardrail on Route 89 in Spring Valley after being startled by a horn, according to Spring Valley police.
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The Illinois Senate approved a bill that would raise the legal age to purchase tobacco to 21. The bill now goes to the House.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate has voted to raise the smoking age from 18 to 21.
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Putnam County softball 10-runned Gardner-South Wilmington Tuesday. Check out what else was happening in local sports.

Paige Veronda went 3-for-4 with four RBIs as the Putnam County softball team shut out Gardner-South Wilmington 10-0 in a non-conference game on Tuesday in Gardner.
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A big second half from Kaneland spoiled the Lady Cavs chances of taking home a victory Tuesday in La Salle.

The La Salle-Peru girls soccer kept things close in the first half of its matchup with Kaneland Tuesday in La Salle, but the Lady Knights had a big second half
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L-P fell short against Sterling last night in Peru.

The La Salle-Peru baseball team got off to a rough start in the top of the first inning Tuesday.
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Peru Elementary will have some new tech coming in for next school year.

New iPads, Chromebooks and laptops will arrive next year at Peru schools, and switches, access points and a cloud controller license are possibilities, too.
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A cold spring did not ruin the annual Wildflower Pilgrimage this weekend at Starved Rock State Park. Plenty of flowers are in bloom.

Did unseasonably cold weeks this spring ruin this weekend’s Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage at Starved Rock State Park?
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Here is a look at how the shared police services between La Salle, Peru and Oglesby could be organized.

There’s now a conceptual outline of how policing would be organized if La Salle, Peru and Oglesby opt to share police services.
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Have you noticed gas prices have gone up lately?

Noticed that gas prices have gone up lately? They could go up again, experts say.
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An Earlville homeowner was able to save his family's dogs from a house fire that spread rapidly Tuesday morning.

EARLVILLE — Volunteer firefighter Alexis Haws was home with her mother, Christina, when they heard someone yelling Tuesday morning. By the time they got off the porch, they found the
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