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Burglaries, Vandalism Reported in Streator

STREATOR – Garages and homes were targeted by apparent burglars Tuesday in Streator. The Streator Police department took a number of reports of items being missing, including a home burglary in the 400 block of Bluff Street. A bicycle was reportedly taken from an unlocked garage in the 300

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Ottawa approves city sales tax on cannabis

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is planning ahead for recreation marijuana sales. In a city council meeting, an ordinance was approved amending the city’s code to implement a 3% sales tax to be collected in October of 2020. Attorney Christina Cantlin  says it’s possible that the tax could

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Mason’s Law signed by Governor

  SPRINGFIELD – Motorists who drive dangerously in a crosswalk will now be facing a one-year suspension of their licenses.”Mason’s Law” requires a 1-year suspension of an individual’s driver’s license if they commit a right-of-way violation at a crosswalk or a

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