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New Alderman Appointed in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota Mayor David Boelk appointed a new alderman to the 2nd Ward. Leo Hochstatter was sworn to the council at Monday night’s meeting, after the death of Alderman John Pierson in late October. In addition, the council approved a motion to hire a new full-time firefighter.

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Counterfeit cash investigation in Peru

PERU – Charges could be issued for two suspects involved in using counterfeit cash in Peru on Sunday. Deputy Chief Bob Pyszka says the individuals are both from Chicago, and could face formal charges after being released from authorities on Sunday. Pyszka says fake $100 bills showed up at

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