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Mountain Lion Spotted in Des Moines

DES MOINES – Police in Iowa are investigating what apparently was a mountain lion within the city limits of Des Moines. Wednesday night security footage from a homeowners backyard caught the large cat pacing around the back steps of the home. Authorities have begun urging residents,

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New Mayor Takes Over in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Mayor Bob Eschbach passed the gavel along to Mayor elect Dan Aussem at Ottawa’s swearing in Tuesday. Community members packed council chambers to bid farewell to long time Mayor Bob Eschbach and welcome his successor. Former Comissioner of Public Property, Daniel Aussem was sworn

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Area Libraries Get Illinois State Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has announced the 2019 Illinois Public Library Capita and Equalization Grants, awarding over $15 million to libraries statewide. The funding is authorized under Illinois library law for public libraries, which allows

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