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Sludge pump problems in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY – A sewage pump in Spring Valley used to process and move waste fluids with high solids content is causing issues for the water treatment plant. In a city council meeting on Monday, City Engineer Mike Richetta addressed the on going sludge pump issue, that was discovered in

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J.B Pritzker takes oath as Illinois Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democrat J.B. Pritzker took the oath as Illinois governor, giving Democrats nearly unprecedented power at the Statehouse after four years of divided government only worsened the economic woes of a state, billions of dollars in debt. The 53-year-old heir to the Hyatt

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Farmers influenced by government shutdown

LASALLE – Farmers are experiencing the effects of the government shutdown, through vital departments like the USDA. According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, various loan and compensations programs for farmers are now inaccessible. Isermann says specialty

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Lee County Man Dies After Head On Crash

FRANKLIN GROVE – A Lee County man is dead after a Friday morning head on crash in Ogle County.   In a release by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, they say that a 28-year-old Byron man was traveling south and 49-year-old Michael Chavera of Dixon was traveling north on Lowden Road around

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