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Population declines in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Illinois’ population shrunk by more than 45,000 over the 12 months ending July 1. The estimates released Wednesday show that loss was more than any other state except New York, which lost more than 48,000 people. The estimates have Illinois

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Mendota Approves Tax Levy

MENDOTA – Taxes will be on the rise in Mendota. The city council approved a raised levy at Monday’s meeting. Alderman and chairman of finance, John Holland announced the total levied amount at over $1.8 million. That would be a 4.7% increase from last year. Holland stated that a home

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New Police Officers Coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – The Mendota Fire and Police Commissioners have established a 15 person roster as a hiring list for employment opportunities with the Mendota Police Department. In a Mendota city council meeting on Monday, Police Chief Greg Kellen announced that employment offers have been given to

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