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Governor Withdraws Misdemeanor Rule for Business

SPRINGFIELD – A local state senator says Illinois businesses won a “small victory” when Governor J.B. Pritzker withdrew an emergency rule that would have allowed small businesses to be charged with misdemeanors if they reopened prematurely.  In Springfield Wednesday, lawmakers ...Read more

Flooding blocks area roads

OTTAWA – High water has closed many roads and streets in the area, including portions of Illinois 351, 178 and 71. Dee Bennett Road, Ben Samek Road, and DuPoint Road has flooded as well.  Officials in Ottawa state that the Main Street/Fox River Bridge is restricted to Eastside residents ...Read more