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Body Found By Playing Kids in Grundy County

COAL CITY – The body of a man reported missing two weeks ago was discovered by children playing in Grundy County. According to Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan Sunday evening in Coal City they were notified of the discovery near some abandon green houses. The preliminary investigation

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Lostant Seeks Water Tower Grant

LOSTANT – Surveys were sent out to Lostant residents in August and this month on behalf of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments in order to apply for a grant to replace the water tower. The grant would help cover the cost of replacing the water tower. The survey that was sent

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Proposed New Hotel Project for Peru

PERU – A new hotel could coming to the north side of Peru. An ordinance was passed Monday night at the Peru City Council Meeting to approve and authorize the execution of a TIF District redevelopment project between the city and Sidlyd Phi, LLC  to build an 88 room Hilton Hotel. The 12

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National Cell Phone Alerts Wednesday

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC will conduct a test on cellphones, Wednesday. The test will allow federal officials to send text messages to all cellular phones. It will be the first test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system, and phones will receive a

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New Contracts for IVCC Employees

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College board ratified new contracts with full-time faculty and service employees and pay increases for employees not affected by a labor agreement. The three-year contract with the American Federation of Teachers Local 1810 calls for average pay

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Starved Rock Attendance Down

OGLESBY – Nearly 900,000 people were in attendance at Starved Rock State Park this summer, according to officials. In comparison to last year, attendance this summer comes in around 200,000 people less. According to Starved Rock Coordinator Debbie McAdams, excessive humidity could be the

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