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Ill. Senate OKs legal pot after home grow shift

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Restrictions on home cultivation have helped marijuana legalization win Illinois Senate approval. The Democratic-controlled Senate voted 38-17 Wednesday to allow recreational use of marijuana like 10 other states. The Illinois proposal allows those 21 and older to ...Read more

NWS predicts Il River crests near historic

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service predicts crests along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers in the coming week could near historic levels. Madison County emergency management officials say agencies are starting to preposition equipment near levees and the county has sent its ...Read more

New City Clock Unveiled in Peru

PERU – A new addition in front of the Peru City Hall will be greeting visitors with timely information. The City of Peru Clock, adorned with a plaque honoring former mayor Donald Baker, was revealed Wednesday at a ceremony attended by current Mayor Scott Harl. The funds to purchase and ...Read more

Injuries in I-39 Rollover; Dog Located After Crash

MENDOTA- Troy Grove and Mendota Fire Departments responded to a single vehicle rollover around 5 AM Wednesday morning on I-39.   Seven occupants with minor injures were reported in the crash that occurred near mile marker 75.   The Fire Department was notified by the family that a dog was with ...Read more