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Mendota to hire additional firefighter

MENDOTA – Mendota Alderman announced at Monday night’s meeting that the city will move forward with hiring a new firefighter. Alderman Bill Hunt explained that he had been working with other aldermen and the Mayor and that they should have a recommendation for the position at the next

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Majestic Theatre back in the spotlight

  STREATOR – The Majestic Theatre’s owner is looking to work with the city of Streator on restoration plans. Last week the city held a strategic planning session discussing topics like business redevelopment and the Majestic Theatre had some spotlight. Challenges regarding

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Census training in Morris Wednesday

  MORRIS –  The North Central Illinois Council of Governments will hold a free regional Census Complete Count training for community groups and local governments this week in Morris. Training from the Chicago Census Bureau will be this Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the First

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Body found in Illinois River

UTICA – Police say a body was discovered in the Illinois River  at Starved Rock State Park on Saturday. According to Conservation Police Sergeant Phillip Wire, kayakers reported what they discovered to be a body near Hidden Canyon on the Illinois River early Saturday afternoon. Wire says

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