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Streator gets greener with street lights

STREATOR – ComEd is helping Streator go green with an LED streetlight program. Spokesman Jeff Hetrick with ComEd says the goal of the program is to switch out all of the high pressure sodium and mercury vapor streetlights with LED lights. He reported they have replaced nearly half of the ...Read more

Fiat Chrysler cutting jobs at Illinois plant

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler says it’s cutting about 1,400 jobs at a plant in Belvidere, Illinois, that makes Jeep Cherokees — a move the automaker says is unrelated to a major investment in the Detroit area that could add 6,500 workers. The automaker made the announcement about ...Read more

Sewer replacements a necessity for Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley’s public works department is considering grants to help with sewer replacements. Alderman Janusick gave a water and sewer report to the city council on Monday expressing the need for new sewer replacement and sewer linings per Street Superintendent Jeff ...Read more