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Lawmakers seek update of Great Lakes disaster maps

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Members of Congress want to modernize computer maps that assess which natural resources and infrastructure in the Great Lakes region are most vulnerable to disasters. Environmental Sensitivity Index maps are developed by

Area Libraries Get Illinois State Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has announced the 2019 Illinois Public Library Capita and Equalization Grants, awarding over $15 million to libraries statewide. The funding is authorized under Illinois library law

Roads Re-Opening After Flooding

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Highway Department announced that waters have receded enough to allow for some area roads to be reopened, including Dee Bennet Road and Ben Samek Road on Tuesday afternoon.