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Archive for July 16th, 2016

National Guard tells Pokemon hunters to stay away

Posted by wlpo on July 16, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – If you’re a Pokemon player, stay away the Illinois National Guard training center in Marseilles. You’ve been banned from military facilities.

Guard officials say several players have appeared at the gates of Illinois National Guard facilities and training centers asking for access because the facilities or either Pokestops or gyms in the game.

The ban covers Army National Guard, Air National Guard and Illinois Department of Military Affairs properties.

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Crash in DeKalb hospitalizes woman from Peru

Posted by wlpo on July 16, 2016

A Peru woman was hurt after allegedly causing a crash in DeKalb.

Deputies in DeKalb County say 23-year-old Patricia Carreon pulled in front of 46-year-old Brian Ellis of Chicago late Friday night. Carreon was ticketed for failing to yield to oncoming traffic.

Both Carreon and Ellis were taken to Kishwaukee Community Hospital.

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Relaunched IVCC Ag program has its leader

Posted by wlpo on July 16, 2016

After turning Bureau Valley’s agriculture program around, Illinois Valley Community College hope’s Willard Mott can do the same for them.

The Neponset man has been hired to lead the revitalized IVCC agriculture program. Mott has been at Bureau Valley for 11 years.

IVCC President Jerry Corcoran thinks the agriculture program could soon rise to the status of the college’s truck driver training and nursing programs.

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Special plates now available for National Guard and reservists

Posted by wlpo on July 16, 2016

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – National Guard members and reservists now will be able to get Illinois driver’s licenses identifying them as veterans.

Lawmakers approved a bill last year allowing veterans to obtain the special identification by providing a certificate of release or discharge from active duty. But some National Guard members and reservists couldn’t provide that paperwork. Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a law Friday allowing those service members to submit additional forms that prove veteran’s status.

The licenses help veterans more easily obtain discounts and other benefits.

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