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New Police Officers Coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – The Mendota Fire and Police Commissioners have established a 15 person roster as a hiring list for employment opportunities with the Mendota Police Department. In a Mendota city council meeting on Monday, Police Chief Greg Kellen announced that employment offers have been given to

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LaSalle City Council votes to join IVAC

LASALLE – LaSalle City Council members voted to join the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Monday night. Although some members of the council were hesitant to join the association, the board voted 7-1 to join the Chamber of Commerce for a one year trial period.

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Infant Kidnapping Fabricated Saturday Night

FARMINGTON – A statewide Amber Alert that was issued for an infant that was in a stolen car was a hoax created by a man who allegedly was the victim of a robbery during a drug deal.   The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office say they received a call around 5 p.m.  for a stolen car from a

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Streator Pushes to Ban Sweepstakes Machines

STREATOR – The city of Streator is pushing for a ban on non-licensed video gambling also known as sweepstakes machines. In a council meeting earlier this week, council agreed to draft an ordinance to ban the machines. The profits from the non-licensed machines stay with the business and the

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