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Federal REAL ID deadline extended to 2025

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has extended the federal REAL ID deadline an additional two years to May 7th, 2025. With this extension, current standard Illinois driver’s licenses or ID cards will continue to

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Mars and Moon occultation tonight

  CHICAGO – The Moon and Mars will engage in a dance this evening across the sky across much of north America. The Moon will pass in front of the planet Mars starting around 9:09 PM until 10:06 PM CST. Mars will be bright in the sky, as it currently is at the point in its orbit where

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Mendota sells; acquires property Monday night

MENDOTA – The City of Mendota has sold municipally owned property and purchased another Monday night. The City Council voted to sell 1017 Main Street for $105,000, a property that was previously bought by the city with TIF money last year. The city also chose to purchase a business property at

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