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Leland Teacher Wins State History Award

LELAND – A teacher with Leland school has been selected to receive an honor for his contributions in the classroom. History teacher Jim Spring was chosen as the Illinois state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award. He will get the

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Ottawa Marijuana Retailer to Expand Hours

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois recreational marijuana sales continues to grow. Legal sales began Wednesday, with customers spending about $3.2 million on the first day. State officials report a little over $10.8 million in cannabis sales over five days. The Ottawa retailer, who at times has had long

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One dead after rural DeKalb county crash

SOMONAUK – A Florida man is dead after a single vehicle crash in southern DeKalb county. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Dylan Wesolowski of Oswego was traveling north on Somonauk Road just south of Pratt Road between Sandwich and Somonauk when for unknown

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New Mendota firefighter sworn in

MENDOTA – A new member of the Mendota fire department was added Monday night to help with a staffing shortage. New firefighter Dalton Huftel was sworn in as a full time firefighter/paramedic. Following the oath, his grandfather received the honor of pinning on his badge.

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