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Governor signs law to protect immigrant renters

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law aimed at creating protections for immigrants who rent in Illinois. The law prohibits landlords from evicting or retaliating against tenants based on their immigration status. Landlords are also barred from disclosing or threatening to disclose ...Read more

Council to consider legal cannabis in Mendota

  MENDOTA –  Mendota’s city council announced they will be addressing the issue of legal cannabis in the near future. according to Alderman Bill Hunt, the city will have a committee meeting to explore the ideas of manufacturing sites or the selling of cannabis. He says the ...Read more

Putnam County Power Plant to Close

HENNEPIN – The coal-fueled Hennepin Power Station is slated to close in an announcement today by parent company Vistra Energy.  In a press release Wednesday, they announced multiple plants in Illinois would be phased out in order to meet the requirements of the recently approved revisions ...Read more