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Good Growing – September 20, 2023

Early fall color could be a sign of tree stress By Chris Enroth As summer transitions to fall, many Illinoisians are looking forward to everything pumpkin-spiced, hoodie weather, and the fall color of our trees. However, even at the tail end of summer heat, there are trees already rewarding us with some fall color. But…

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Secretary of state testifies on Illinois’ recent effort to prohibit book bans

By Jennifer Fuller | Capitol News Illinois Illinois Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias was in Washington, D.C. this week to testify before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee regarding a new state law aimed at deterring book bans. Giannoulias, whose position also includes the title of “state librarian,” this spring championed legislation allowing his office to…

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Illinois Valley Senior Citizens menu 9.20.23

Reservations must be made by 12 p.m. prior to the day you wish to eat. If you have made reservations and cannot attend, please notify the center at 217-942-6414. Whole wheat bread served daily except when noted with (*). 2% milk served daily. The menu may be subject to change based on product availability. Thursday,…

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White Hall sells several delinquent tax properties

By Carmen Ensinger The city of White Hall has bought up numerous delinquent tax properties from the Greene County Trustee and recently offered these for sale via sealed bid. Minimum bid for each of the locations listed was $2,500. “Some of these locations have derelict houses on them and are considered dangerous and unsafe,” City…

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