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Fire Guts Downtown Pontiac Warehouse

PONTIAC –  Multiple fire departments were on the scene Saturday of a large fire in the 300 block of North Chicago Street in Pontiac.   According to the Reading Fire Department, a warehouse behind a furniture store was fully engulfed around noon.  The four alarm fire brought Streator,

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Thesauruses Donated to Students

MENDOTA – The Mendota Rotary Club gifted thesauruses to Lincoln School Students on Friday.   The pupils were given the books as a way to help grow, broaden, expand, bolster, and fill out their vocabulary.   The third grade learners were issued copies of the publication as a present from

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$100,000 Bond Set Friday for Mendota Man

OTTAWA – A man accused of a number of smash and grab burglaries around downtown Mendota has had his bond set at $100,000.  The Mendota Police Department say 54-year-old Craig J. Hynes allegedly broke windows of multiple businesses over the last few weeks and took various items.   He is

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