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Amboy Levies for Higher Property Taxes

AMBOY – Amboy’s School District is levying a higher percentage for its property taxes. According to Superintendent Joshua Nichols, limitations with the tax cap law, or consumer price index will not allow over 5 percent increase. So why levy a nearly 6 percent hike? Nichols says if the

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NHL Sized Ice Rink coming to Ottawa

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa will be getting a new and improved ice skating rink next week. According to Commissioner James Less, the size of the portable rink will be of National Hockey League standards of 200 by 85 feet. The rink is expected to be installed by Monday, weather permitting,

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Armed Robbery Tuesday in Streator

STREATOR – Two men allegedly wore masks and displayed a gun during a robbery of a business on Tuesday night in Streator. Streator Police say that around 7:30 p.m. they were called to the 400 block of North Bloomington Street for an armed robbery. Officers say that two men wearing dark

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Candlelight Tours at the Reddick Mansion

OTTAWA – The Reddick Mansion Association is hosting Candlelight Tours on Friday. As part of Ottawa’s Christ Kringle Market, on Friday at 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. the public will have an opportunity to check out the Mansion’s holiday decorations while hearing about the building’s

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