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Damage limited in rural Bureau County fire

ARLINGTON – The damage was limited and a home saved after a Thursday morning fire in rural Bureau County.   The Arlington Fire Department was called around 7:45 AM to a home on 2950 East Street for a reported electrical fire.   Cherry, Ladd and LaMoille also responded and the fire was ...Read more

University of Illinois administrators hike tuition

CHICAGO (AP) — University of Illinois administrators have voted to raise tuition costs for in-state freshmen for the first time in six years. Freshmen entering the university for the 2020-21 academic year will pay 1.8% more to attend the Urbana-Champaign and Chicago campuses, and 1% more to ...Read more

Search turns to state park for missing Ottawa woman

UTICA – The Illinois Conservation police were notified Wednesday afternoon that the search for an Ottawa woman may lead to Starved Rock State Park. On Thursday morning, Ottawa police, Conservation police, and EMS from Oglesby and Utica were combing areas of the park for signs of 45-year-old ...Read more

Streator approves marijuana zoning

STREATOR – Streator City Council laid down the law for where recreational marijuana businesses and grow house can be. Per the recommendation of the plan commission, cannabis dispensaries will be allowed in the central business district zone and grow operations will be allowed to be located ...Read more