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Scifest is ‘Fire’ From Year to Year: Science Clubs Team up to Bring New Attractions in 2019

Kacie Cusick, Social Media Manager

April 25, 2019

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Illinois Valley Community College hosted its annual Scifest on Friday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the gymnasium. The event had free admission and was open to all. Scifest is a collaboration between the physical ...

IV Leader Hosts ICCJA

Submitted Story

April 25, 2019

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For the third straight year, IV Leader, the student newspaper at Illinois Valley Community College, was awarded the Mike Foster Award for General Excellence, the highest award presented, at the Illinois Community College Journali...

Temperatures and Tuition Remain Low

February 7, 2019

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There will be no tuition increase at Illinois Valley Community College in 2019-2020, the board’s audit finance committee learned Tuesday. “There won’t be many community colleges in the state who will make that s...

Mid-Season Update: Lady Eagles Moving In The Right Direction As Critical Stretch Approaches

Mason Lucas, IV Leader Sports Co-Editor

January 24, 2019

Filed under Featured Sports, Sports, Uncategorized

Twenty-one days into the new year, and the Lady Eagles are back in full swing already playing four games to start off 2019. While only 2-2 in those four games, the Lady Eagles are 10-8 overall on the season and 2-1 in conference...

Exploring the Future

Elle Bottom

November 29, 2018

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     Explore IVCC, an event for prospective and current students to explore all of the possibilities offered at IVCC, was executed on Nov.14.      Before the event began, there was a...

If She’s ditsy, She’ll leave you dumbfounded

Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, IV Leader Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2018

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     If you have a knack for being duped by women in short, sequined skirts and heels, you might just be on Broadway.      Although from afar, it may seem that the stage has always objectified...

Explore the Future

Elle Bottom, IV Leader Reporter

November 29, 2018

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     Explore IVCC, an event for prospective and current students to explore all of the possibilities offered at IVCC, was executed on Nov.14.      Before the event began, there was a brief...

Stand With IVCC’s Adjunct Teachers

November 20, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Just over 25 percent of Illinois Val- ley Community College’s classes are taught by adjunct faculty, accordingto the Quick Facts information on thecollege’s web site. Day in and day out, these commit- ...

SGA Freshmen Elected

November 20, 2018

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Mackenzie Brady of La Salle has been elected freshman representative of the Illinois Valley Community College Student Government Association following recent freshman elections. Isabel Pozzi of Dalzell and Chelse...

Hispanic Leadership Team ‘sweet cases’ Project to Benefit Illinois Valley Foster Teenagers

Summer Hoagland-Abernathy, IV Leader Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018

Filed under News, Uncategorized

Foster teenagers across the Illinois Valley only had garbage bags to hold their belongings until IVCC’s His- panic Leadership Team raised $600 this semester to help end this problem with “sweet cases.” Team members traveled door-to-door, asking lo- cal businesses from Princeton, Spring Valley, Streator, Depue, Mendota and LaSalle-Peru to donate to the cause, which will help children who go through the Illi- nois Valley Youth Service Bureau. The original objective was to raise enough money to buy reusable bags for the children to keep and to stuff them with gifts. However, according to Vice Presidentof the Hispanic Leadership Team, Erick Rosales, not only was the goal of $600 met, but the team collected a myriad of donations in the form of supplies as well. St. Margaret’s Hospital donated 30 duffle bags sothat the team would have more money to spend on sup-plies; Flower Mart in LaSalle sent stuffed animals andOSF HealthCare donated wallets, shirts, notepads and chapstick. The Hispanic Leadership Team will also be order- ing from Amazon hygiene products, travel kits, socks,fleece blankets, nail polish, deodorant and body spray. Said Rosales, “We were trying to do something to kind of... brighten [a foster child’s] day, I guess you could day. It’s something nicer for them to be able toput all their stuff in.” The Youth Service Bureau’s Coordinator of Home-less Services, Kelly Shymanski, can attest to how muchthe “sweet cases” come in handy for the foster children. She explained, “These bags give them something tocarry their possessions in, and it’s something of their own. It can be awkward to ask a stranger for shampoo, deodorant or a toothbrush, so it’s nice that these bags contain these type of items. We want the youth to feel welcome, so anything we can do helps.” According to Shymanski, this donation is actuallynot the first round of “sweet bags” to go through the Illinois Valley Youth Service Bureau, but where the first sets went to younger children, these duffle bags will be geared specifically to 12 to 18 years olds. The Hispanic Leadership Team will soon be choos- ing dates for the team and volunteers to pack and send the bags to the bureau. And even though the donations have been collected already, it’s still not too late to give to this cause. For in-formation on how you can donate, Sara Dady, staff ad- visor for the Hispanic Leadership Team, can be reached at 815-224-0355, and donations can be made to IVCC Hispanic Leadership Team. ...

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