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Annexation business on Mendota’s agenda

MENDOTA – Mendota’s City Council is to discuss a petition to annex land for a proposed funeral home. On Monday night the city agreed to send an annexation petition for 192 East Highway 52 land to plan commission so that it may be discussed on October 28th. Alderman John Pierson says the

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Pedestrian Killed along I-39 in Lee County

ROCHELLE – An Aurora man is dead after being struck by a vehicle along I-39 in rural Lee County.  The Illinois State Police say that just after midnight Monday a Mendota woman was traveling southbound in an SUV near mile marker 92 when she reportedly struck a man in the roadway.  She was

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Pet tortoise reunited with owner in DeKalb

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old pet tortoise missing for several days has been united with its owner in DeKalb. The African sulcate tortoise named Henry went missing Tuesday. Owner Jerry Seablom says a friend accidentally left the gate to the backyard open. That’s where Henry lives in

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