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Schools Out: Strike at Mendota District 289

MENDOTA- The teachers union and  District 289 failed to reach an agreement on Tuesday evening after a seven hour long negotiation that lasted until after midnight.  Parents were being notified that school will not be in session on Wednesday morning for the elementary and middle schools in

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Bureau County Combine Fire Extinguished

SPRING VALLEY – A Tuesday afternoon combine fire in Bureau County was quickly extinguished.   According to the Spring Valley Fire Department they were called to 3450 E County Road for a field and equipment fire.   They found upon arrival light smoke in the rear of the harvester and a

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Squad Car & Gun Stolen During Burglary

MORRIS – A Grundy County Sheriff’s squad car was reportedly stolen Monday after a burglary.   The Morris Police Department say that they are investigating a purported residential burglary around 4AM at the residence of a deputy where several items, including a firearm, were taken.   The

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