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STHS Moving Forward with Auditorium Renovation Plans

STREATOR – Streator Township High School will be seeking bids next year for their auditorium renovations project. Green Associates Architects announced on Tuesday during the school board meeting that after 60 completed designs and plans for the vintage themed auditorium, they are 90% of the ...Read more

DeKalb Police Warn of Porch Thefts of Packages

DEKALB – The DeKalb Police Department is warning residents about package thieves. They stated on social media on Monday that they have had investigated several thefts regarding packages that were stolen from the front of homes. They were left unattended by delivery agencies at various ...Read more

Mendota Approves Tax Levy

MENDOTA – Taxes will be on the rise in Mendota. The city council approved a raised levy at Monday’s meeting. Alderman and chairman of finance, John Holland announced the total levied amount at over $1.8 million. That would be a 4.7% increase from last year. Holland stated that a home ...Read more

Ottawa Residential Burglary Leads to Two Arrests

    OTTAWA – Authorities say two individuals were arrested Friday after a residential burglary in Ottawa. Ottawa Police were called on December 5th after a reported residential burglary on Champlain Street and located a vehicle leaving the area. The occupants of the vehicle were taken ...Read more

New Police Officers Coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – The Mendota Fire and Police Commissioners have established a 15 person roster as a hiring list for employment opportunities with the Mendota Police Department. In a Mendota city council meeting on Monday, Police Chief Greg Kellen announced that employment offers have been given to ...Read more