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Incumbent Mayor Retains Seat in Streator

STREATOR –  Streator Mayor Jimmie Lansford and incumbent councilmen will be keeping their seats after the 2019 Consolidated Election. Incumbent Jimmie D. Lansford had nearly 57 percent of the vote, while opponents Joseph Scarbeary came in with 29 percent and Siobhan Elias with 14 percent ...Read more

New Faces on Mendota City Council

MENDOTA – The spring election saw two new faces join the Mendota City Council, with John Holland taking the Ward 3 seat, edging out Jody Mall.  In Ward 4, Mark Peasley edged out Matt Ramer by just two votes, 73 to 71.  They’ll be replacing Alderman Walter Weiland and Randy ...Read more

Princeton Keeps Mayor, Raises Sales Tax

PRINCETON – Mayor Joel Quiram returns to guide Princeton for the future handily beating opponent Ray Swanson in the spring election by 400 votes.  Princeton residents also voted to approve a quarter percent sales tax increase, bringing their obligation up to 8%.  The increased revenue ...Read more

Two Mendota Alderman say goodbye

  MENDOTA – Two of Mendota’s Alderman participated in their last city council meeting Monday. Alderman Walter Weiland and Randy Morris elected to step down from their positions as aldermen, effective April 2nd. 4th Ward Alderman Weiland served the city council for 16 years and ...Read more

Route 6 named after six brothers, WWII veterans

PERU – As a way to pay tribute to the six Kaszysnki brothers of Peru, who all served in World War II, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) hosted a ceremony Saturday, March 30 to officially name a section of Route 6 as the “Kaszynski Brothers Memorial Highway.” “By naming this road ...Read more

Pritzker signs law creating youth parole process

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation for a new parole system for young offenders. The Democrat’s action Monday creates a mid-sentence parole consideration process for those who were younger than 20 when convicted. The Prisoner Review Board will examine each ...Read more