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IDOT seeks seasonal workers for winter program

  OTTAWA – The Illinois Department of Transportation is offering seasonal work for its winter highway clearing program. Temporary positions include full time and on call positions to perform street work like spreading salt and plowing snow. Applicants must have a commercial driver’s ...Read more

Pedestrian Killed along I-39 in Lee County

ROCHELLE – An Aurora man is dead after being struck by a vehicle along I-39 in rural Lee County.  The Illinois State Police say that just after midnight Monday a Mendota woman was traveling southbound in an SUV near mile marker 92 when she reportedly struck a man in the roadway.  She was ...Read more

Soil Cleanup Continuing at Elementary School

LASALLE – The Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup is nearing its end at Northwest Elementary School in LaSalle, but mother nature continues to hold things off. According to Superintendent Brian DiBernardi, the recent rainfall has postponed bringing in the new soil fill and ...Read more

Pet tortoise reunited with owner in DeKalb

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old pet tortoise missing for several days has been united with its owner in DeKalb. The African sulcate tortoise named Henry went missing Tuesday. Owner Jerry Seablom says a friend accidentally left the gate to the backyard open. That’s where Henry lives in ...Read more