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EPA orders cleanup of zinc smelter site in DePue

DEPUE, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an administrative order to those responsible to clean up contaminated soil at a site near DePue, where a zinc smelter and fertilizer plant was once located. The city of DePue on Tuesday announced the issuance of the order by ...Read more

90 years since Streator-native discovered Pluto

STREATOR – February 18th is Pluto Day, celebrating its existence and the Streator-native who discovered it. Today marks 90 years since Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet in 1930 at Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Tombaugh was born in Streator to a farm family on February 4th, 1906. ...Read more