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Smoky Fire Damages Streator Business

STREATOR – A warehouse caught fire Friday morning but the Streator Fire Department quickly extinguished the smoky blaze in around twenty minutes.  Lt. Bryan Park said they were called after 6 AM to the Schultz Monument Company in the 100 block of South Shabbona Street, and when they

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Local unemployment rates drop

OTTAWA –  Local unemployment rates are down this month and statewide numbers remain the same. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, statewide unemployment rates are steady at 4.4 percent, but local county rates have decreased by nearly 2 percent.  Putnam County

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Pro choice activists rally in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Local pro choice activists are protesting in downtown Ottawa, in response to state legislations that prohibits abortions after detectable heartbeats. The “Stand with Planned Parenthood” group rallied around Washington Square Park Wednesday evening, and will continue

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Two struck, killed by Joliet commuter train

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Two people have been killed after being struck by a suburban Chicago commuter train. One body was recovered Wednesday night and authorities were searching Thursday near tracks in Joliet for the body of the second victim. Authorities say the victims were part of a small group

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Little Free Libraries Opened in Peru

PERU – Students in Peru will have access to books with the addition of two new Little Free Libraries at Northview School. Two little library stands were opened on Thursday morning, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Principal Sara McDonald and Northview Librarian Mrs. Sandy Spelich. Students

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