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Hegeler-Carus family member passes

LASALLE – A member of the Hegeler-Carus family has passed away. Mary Louise Carus was born in 1922 and died on November 3rd. A memorial celebration will be held at the Hegeler Carus Mansion at 3:00 p.m. December 1st. Carus’ ashes and memorial book will be available for visitation and ...Read more

Vactor Manufacturing’s temp road to be installed

STREATOR – A Streator manufacturing plant’s temporary road to service a new employee parking lot is expected to be installed this year. The TIF funded Vactor Manufacturing project includes the installation of the roadway base for the west 1,000 ft of the proposed new industrial park ...Read more

Streator Veteran Event Cancelled

STREATOR – Veterans were to be honored Monday at the annual Veteran’s Day commemoration at the Plumb Pavilion, however, mother nature had other plans.  Due to the cold temperatures and snow, the decision was made to cancel the event. Ron Sauers, master of ceremonies for 32 years says three ...Read more

Libraries Erase Fines for Food Donations

PERU – Area libraries are kicking off their food for fines program today. Through November 23rd, you can erase your library fines with donations as payment. Each donated item will wipe out a dollar in fines. Food must be in original packaging. Damaged packages, expired food, or glass ...Read more

Fire guts rural Mendota home; Neighbor rescues child

MENDOTA- A home was severely damaged and four children escaped injury after a fire Saturday night near Triumph. Around 8:40 PM, Mendota and Troy Grove Fire were called to the 500 block of North 3972nd road after a neighbor spotted the home in flames. The children in the home, ages ranging from 2 ...Read more