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WWII Fighting Brothers Honored

PERU – Six brothers from one family who served in World War II will be honored with a sign and a stretch of road named for them in Peru. Tuesday State Senator Sue Rezin, along with Peru Mayor Scott Harl and Spring Valley Mayor Walt Marini presented Alex Kaszynski Jr with a copy of the

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Winnebago defends having school on King day

WINNEBAGO, Ill. (AP) — The superintendent of a northern Illinois school district is defending a decision to hold classes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to make up for a snow day in November. Some members of the Rockford-area NAACP criticized the Winnebago district, west of Rockford. But

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Mail price changes take effect next week

LASALLE – Mail price changes for the United States Post Office will take in effect on January 27th. In a release by the The United States Postal Service (USPS), the new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. 1 ounce letters, and

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Gas prices decline nationally and statewide

CHICAGO – The national gas price average is the lowest since December 2016, according to the American Automobile Association. As of today, the national gas price average is at $2.25 per gallon. On a statewide level, gas has decreased nearly ten cents compared to last month, averaging $2.17

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Morris Police Report Phone Scam

MORRIS – A Morris resident reported a scam last week in which he was contacted by a man requesting money. The resident told police that he had contacted a woman on Craiglist and inquired about meeting her before she refused. Days later, the man was received a call from someone claiming to

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Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Down in Mendota

MENDOTA – Motor fuel tax revenue for the city of Mendota is down nearly 2 percent compared to last year. In a city council meeting yesterday, it was announced that the shortfall of revenue could be a product of lower gas prices. According to the American Automobile Association, gas prices

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