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Archive for December 11th, 2015

TRIDENT Arrests Two Mendota Women in Crack Investigation

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2015

Two Mendota women were taken into custody Friday for charges relating to crack cocaine.

Agents for the TRIDENT drug team had allegedly been purchasing drugs from Kimberly and Ada Bragg for months before their arrest. Upon searching the house TRIDENT reported finding nearly 90 grams of crack cocaine.

The two were each charged with unlawful possession and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance, both of which are felonies.

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Streator Teachers Labor Talks Show Progress, Strike Still Possible

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2015

While progress was made between Streator teachers and the school board yesterday, it wasn’t enough to calm the possibility of a strike.

Co-president of the Streator Educators Association Jan Urbance says the sides were able to compromise on a majority of issues. However, they still differ greatly on key items like insurance. The difference is significant enough that Urbance says teachers are still preparing for a January strike.

Before then, though, the sides have agreed to come to the table again January 11th.

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IVCC Adds Soccer

Posted by wlpo on December 11, 2015

Whether you’re into it or not, the popularity of soccer in the Illinois Valley continues to go up.

Seeing the trend, the Illinois Valley Community College Board of Trustees has approved adding men’s and women’s soccer starting next fall.  President Jerry Corcoran says adding soccer will increase enrollment, enhance the student experience and meet a community need.  Letters from Illinois Valley youth and high school coaches influenced the board’s decision.

Soccer won’t require tuition waivers for players so the estimated cost to the college is less than $18,000.

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