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Fish kill discovered in streams near Triumph

TRIUMPH – Property owners in rural LaSalle County near Triumph have begun discovering a number of dead fish in area streams on Thursday.   A few dead fish could be spotted from bridges in and around Ophir township.     A neighbor of rural Mendota resident Bob Johnson asked him Thursday

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Bison at Buffalo Rock State Park dies

  OTTAWA – The matriarch American bison at Buffalo State Park has passed away. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, on Thursday, Holly the bison, was euthanized due to a serious illness. Holly was born in 1999 and came to Buffalo Rock in 2005. She gave birth to a

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Truck, Wire stolen from Com-Ed facility

MENDOTA – A bucket truck and an undisclosed amount of copper wire was reported stolen early Friday morning in Mendota.   According to the Mendota Police Department they were called around 7 AM to the Com-Ed facility in the 1600 block of West Division Street where employees informed them of

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