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Late Alderman honored at Monday meeting

MENDOTA – Mendota City Council honored Alderman John Pierson at Monday night’s meeting. After a moment of silence for the alderman, who passed away on Thursday, Mayor David Boelk announced that there would be a mayoral appointment to the position within 60 days. Pierson had been serving ...Read more

Mendota to hire additional firefighter

MENDOTA – Mendota Alderman announced at Monday night’s meeting that the city will move forward with hiring a new firefighter. Alderman Bill Hunt explained that he had been working with other aldermen and the Mayor and that they should have a recommendation for the position at the next ...Read more

Majestic Theatre back in the spotlight

  STREATOR – The Majestic Theatre’s owner is looking to work with the city of Streator on restoration plans. Last week the city held a strategic planning session discussing topics like business redevelopment and the Majestic Theatre had some spotlight. Challenges regarding ...Read more

New bison coming to Buffalo Rock State Park

  OTTAWA – Buffalo Rock State Park could be getting a friend for Pebbles the bison this week. After Pebbles mother Holly was euthanized due to a serious illness in September, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has been working to get an additional bison at Buffalo Rock to ...Read more

Census training in Morris Wednesday

  MORRIS –  The North Central Illinois Council of Governments will hold a free regional Census Complete Count training for community groups and local governments this week in Morris. Training from the Chicago Census Bureau will be this Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the First ...Read more