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Tractor Trailer Strikes Cows on US 52

HARDING – A tractor-trailer being driven by a man from Montgomery struck two cows Wednesday night in LaSalle County.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, 28-year-old Jesus Ramos was eastbound around 8:30 p.m. on US Route 52 near Harding when he collided with the

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I&M Canal to Get State Funded Upgrades

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The I & M Canal in Will and Grundy counties will get a $6.7 million DuPage River spillway upgrade.   That is just part of the more than $14 million for improvements to state parks.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced Wednesday that projects

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Lee County Man Dies in Construction Accident

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a construction worker, killed when a steel beam fell at a construction site in Evanston.  A crane was lifting beams from a semitrailer Tuesday morning at a nine-story apartment building under

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