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Ear of Corn Art Piece Slated For Mendota

MENDOTA – A grain silo in downtown Mendota will become the home to a nearly 70 foot tall ear of corn in a new proposed art piece. The City of Mendota and North Central Illinois Artworks announced the project in a meeting Thursday. It would be funded by the city, the Mendota Chamber and

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Vietnam Moving Wall in Ottawa This Weekend

OTTAWA – A tribute to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War is in Ottawa this weekend and the public is welcome to join veterans and family members.    The wall, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, will be up until Monday off of Center Street on the south side of the

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Ecstasy Arrest in Peru

PERU – A Peru man is facing two felony charges for Ecstasy after being arrested on Sunday. According to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei, 21-year-old Cesar Pantoja was arrested Sunday evening after an investigation by the Peru Police and Trident Drug Task Force. Detectives alledge that last

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Sunday Downtown Dwight Fire

DWIGHT – A business caught fire on Sunday and over twenty fire departments responded in battling the blaze. No injuries were reported in downtown Dwight after a fire began around 6 PM in the 100 block of South Franklin Street. A multiple box alarm was sounded due to the proximity to other

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