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Secretary of State Warns of Pot Investment Fraud

CHICAGO – Secretary of State Jesse White warns investors to be aware of schemes with fraud marijuana related investments. According to the State Secretary’s Office, investments in marijuana business ventures are becoming more common. Since the legalization of marijuana in Canada, ...Read more

Large Field Fire Saturday South of Mendota

MENDOTA – Around noon on Saturday a large field fire started south of the city of Mendota and spread eastward across East 3rd road and North 4050th Road.   Many area departments responded to battle the fast moving fire through harvested fields.    The National Weather Service had issued ...Read more

New proceedings ordered in power-line land dispute

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that had stopped construction of a massive power line through eastern Illinois. The court’s 7-0 ruling Thursday affects 35 Edgar County eminent domain actions by Ameren Transmission Co. to obtain land for the ...Read more

New Senior Living Community Coming to Streator

STREATOR – Ground was broken Thursday for a new 74-unit assisted living community in Streator. The Villas of Holly Brook Assisted Living and Reflections memory Care Community will be built in the 2000 block of East Main Street and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019. The ...Read more

Man Killed in Head On Pickup Crash in Lee County

DIXON – One man is dead after a two-vehicle collision in rural Lee County Wednesday afternoon. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Illinois Route 2 near Sink Hollow Road around 3:30 p.m. two trucks collided head on. The man driving northbound, 68-year-old Stephen Vagle of ...Read more