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Longtime Community Leader Passes Away

Posted by wlpo on November 30, 2009

The man largely credited for founding the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation and Endowment Board has passed away.

86 year old William “Bill” Strong died Sunday at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley.  His public service history is lengthy.  He is credited with being a founding member of the IVCC Foundation, Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and Illinois Trust and Savings Bank.  He also found time to be on the La Salle County Board, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra Board and past president of Jaycees and Rotary Clubs in Ottawa.

You can hear funeral arrangements for Bill Strong on AM 1220 WLPO’s In Memoriam.

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