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Spring Valley man faces bench trial in February

PRINCETON – A Spring Valley man charged with murder will face a bench trial. 37-year-old Eddie L. Mentgen is charged with first degree murder for his alleged involvement in the April homicide of 28-year-old Marissa Roberts. Thursday afternoon at the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton, ...Read more

Plan commission recommends code change for fencing

STREATOR – Streator’s Plan Commission is recommending a code change to allow taller fencing for certain corner lot properties. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says the code change will only apply to corner lot properties with a wide right of way, an alley next to it and fencing can only ...Read more

City departments request new vehicles for 2020

STREATOR – New vehicles are a common need among Streator’s department heads. On Tuesday, department heads were given the opportunity to discuss their 2020 budget and request any increases to certain areas. The fire, police and the public works department all requested new vehicles for ...Read more