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Sweet Corn Supplier Found For Mendota Festival

MENDOTA- The 73rd annual Sweet Corn Festival will once again have plenty of the namesake crop that have brought thousands to Mendota every August.   The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that a supplier of sweet corn has been found, but that the donor wishes to remain anonymous. ...Read more

Bureau County schools awarded field trip grant

SPRINGFIELD – More than 7,000 students, including those in Bureau County, will visit state parks, museums and other natural resources sites this year through a grant awarded to their schools. 6th through 8th graders at Allen School and LaMoille School will be going to Lorado Taft Field in ...Read more