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Population declines in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Illinois’ population shrunk by more than 45,000 over the 12 months ending July 1. The estimates released Wednesday show that loss was more than any other state except New York, which lost more than 48,000 people. The estimates have Illinois ...Read more

More Americans Hitting the Road This Holiday Season

CHICAGO – More Americans plan on hitting the road this holiday season. The American Automobile Association expects over 100 million people to drive to their destinations with cheaper gas prices fueling their decision. The national gas price average of $2.37 a gallon is the cheapest price ...Read more

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