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Slain security guard’s family calling for justice

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a suburban Chicago security guard who was shot to death by a police officer is demanding justice a year after the shooting. Jemel Roberson was killed by Midlothian police Officer Ian Covey on Nov. 11, 2018. The 26-year-old Roberson, the security guard at a Robbins ...Read more

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

Mendota Micro-Pantry Thanksgiving Event

MENDOTA – Mendota’s First Presbyterian Church Micro Pantry is helping those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. On Sunday November 24th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. the church will be giving away dinner bags while supplies last. Turkeys are limited. If you would like to donate, stop by ...Read more