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Mendota Students Back to School: Strike Over

MENDOTA- The strike will come to an end in Mendota as District 289 and the teachers resolved a battle over a new contract Friday night. The strike, which began on October 16th, kept children who attend Northbrook, Blackstone and Lincoln Schools out of class for eight days. Teachers filled a

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Mendota teachers meet with district, Friday

MENDOTA – Mendota teachers are meeting at 4 p.m., Friday in an attempt to settle labor disputes with District 289. The parties will been at Mendota High School.The Mendota District 289 School board met Thursday night for their monthly meeting, and although current negotiations with the

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Grundy County Woman Killed in Crash

GARDNER – A crash between a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle took the life of a Grundy County woman on Thursday evening.  According to the Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan 35-year-old Samantha M. Serena was reportedly traveling westbound on Goodfarm Road when she struck a

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