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Over 100 jobs expected to come to Pontiac, Illinois

WMBD TV by: Munashe Kwangwari PONTIAC, Ill. — More jobs will be coming to Pontiac thanks to a new development set to break ground next month. The city is located just off route 66 and is hoping to become a respite for travelers. A member of the Wally’s family proposed building a $16 million, 19 acre “car-stop”. Wally’s is an enhanced travel center where route 66 travelers can not onlyRead More

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Rec Center raising fees, eliminating drop-in cost

By Erich MurphyMarch 5, 2019 Director of Parks and Recreation Taylor Baxter told the Pontiac City Council his idea for program fee and pass changes, as well as his thoughts on furnishings for the new splash pad at its meeting Monday night at City Hall. In regard to the rec center fees, Baxter proposed a five-point plan regarding fee structure. First, there is a 5 percent increase across the board.Read More

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STEM

One of the greatest rewards in economic development is to see collaboration which delivers meaningful results. Over the last two years, the GLCEDC has worked with area schools to provide funding for the implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math [STEM] initiatives. With an investment of nearly $225,000, the GLCEDC through local school districts has helped to enhance the education of over 4,000 students throughout Livingston County. Also, the STEMRead More

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Dist. 429 board approves more STEAM teachers

By Luke SmuckerPosted Jan 18, 2019 at 9:09 AM There will be a STEAM teacher in each building of District 429 next year. At Thursday’s meeting of the Pontiac District 429 Board of Education, the board approved job postings for STEAM teachers at Central, Lincoln and Washington Schools. The board also approved the diesel fuel bid from Ken’s Oil in Forrest for the upcoming 2019-20 school year, similar to DistrictRead More

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Pontiac Caterpillar plant celebrating 40 years

Pontiac Daily LeaderBy Luke SmuckerPosted Dec 8, 2018 at 12:23 PM As another chapter begins to close in the pages of history, the Caterpillar plant in Pontiac reflects on 40 years of business within the community. Caterpillar Inc. acquired the Pontiac facility in January 1978 and it was operational by March of that year producing fuel system products. The acquisition was in response to increasing demand for engines and engineRead More

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Program helping PC freshmen be more interested

By Luke Smucker Posted Aug 25, 2018 at 9:45 AM A group of 40 to 50 freshmen at Prairie Central High School are taking part in the school’s new Freshman Cohort program this year. The core subjects of math, science, English and social studies are split between six teachers into two classrooms in an effort to offer students a STEAM-based teaching approach. “In the past, those four classes would have taken up a freshman’s entireRead More

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Congressman Adam Kinzinger Holds Health Care Roundtable

U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger made a stop in Pontiac Tuesday to speak with regional leaders about topics that affect rural health care. The congressman took part in a health care roundtable discussion at OSF HealthCare Saint James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center. The roundtable was co-hosted by OSF Saint James and the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council. Representatives from OSF HealthCare shared questions and concerns with Rep. Kinzinger, along withRead More

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Boys & Girls Club gets computers from ATR

By Paul Westermeyer Staff Reporter | Pontiac Daily Leader The ever-increasing prominence of the STEAM initiative is usually thought to only encompass or concern schools. But on the local level, the local after-school Boys & Girls Club of Livingston County program has made it an extracurricular activity as well. On Wednesday, the Boys & Girls Club received eight laptops from Advanced Technology Recycling free of charge, a donation facilitated byRead More

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GLCEDC 9th Annual Golf Outing

Dear GLCEDC Members and Friends: The GLCEDC will be hosting its 9th Annual Golf Outing on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at the Dwight Country Club. The GLCEDC Golf Outing is an excellent opportunity to reconnect with existing friends and to meet new people! Event registration and sponsorship information for the outing are contained in the two documents attached. If you have any questions regarding the outing, or would like additionalRead More

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Pontiac Heartland Community College Youth Enrichment Summer Programs

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