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Amazon Announces Lee County Energy Project

DIXON – Retail and tech giant Amazon has announced plans to build a solar farm in Lee County. Specifics were not announced in the press release put out on Tuesday, but the project is part of the company’s climate pledge. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that “Illinois is proud to have ...Read more

Amboy Ranked Third in 1A Girls Basketball

AMBOY – The Amboy girls basketball team had a win over Ashton-Franklin Center last night 52-31 in a dominate performance that has them with a record of 7-0 and ranked third in class 1A IHSA state rankings, trailing Lanark Eastland and Lewistown. Saturday they’ll be taking on ...Read more

Flanagan Man Killed in Livingston County Crash

FLANAGAN – A Flanagan man has died after a Wednesday morning single vehicle crash in Livingston County.   Authorities say 30-year-old Timothy F. McKinley was traveling on 300 East Road near Route 116 when for unknown reasons his truck left the roadway and struck a tree.   He was ...Read more

Ottawa requests tax levy increase

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is requesting an over 6% increase to their tax levy. The request was placed on file at Tuesday night’s city council meeting for an increased levy of 6.33% or $400,000 more than the amount requested in the previous year.  According to Commissioner Wayne ...Read more