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Mendota Woman Arrested on Drug Charge

MENDOTA – A joint Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team and Mendota Police Department investigation into drug sales has led to the arrest of a Mendota woman.  On Wednesday, according to authorities,  they took 42-year-old Mercedes Hermosillo into custody on a warrant for unlawful delivery of a

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Streator Students Win Art Awards

STREATOR – Two Streator students earned funds for their school through an Illinois American Water Art Contest. The “Imagine a Day Without Water” Art Contest brought young artists across the state to participate in depicting what a day without water meant to them. The Illinois

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Great American Smoke Out Thursday

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department’s Great American Smoke Out event is happening Thursday. The Great American Smoke Out is an event that challenges smokers to quit for at least one day, and is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The LaSalle County Health Department

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Firearm Deer Season Starts Friday

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Deer Hunting season for muzzle loaders and firearms begins soon. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reminds deer hunters to focus on safety, as firearm deer weekends are the state’s most popular hunting season. According to the IDNR’s Office of

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Social Security Phone Scams on the Rise

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Police Department is warning people about phone scams in the area. According to authorities, scammers are spoofing the Social Security Administration’s 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information. The caller says he works for the

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