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Colder temperatures and winter blast on the way

OTTAWA – A weekend snowstorm could impact the area late Friday through Saturday, with accumulations of up to 5″ of snow possible. The National Weather Service says a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow late this afternoon will pass through north central Illinois pushed by a cold air ...Read more

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