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Mendota Students Back to School: Strike Over

MENDOTA- The strike will come to an end in Mendota as District 289 and the teachers resolved a battle over a new contract Friday night. The strike, which began on October 16th, kept children who attend Northbrook, Blackstone and Lincoln Schools out of class for eight days. Teachers filled a ...Read more

Mendota teachers meet with district, Friday

MENDOTA – Mendota teachers are meeting at 4 p.m., Friday in an attempt to settle labor disputes with District 289. The parties will been at Mendota High School.The Mendota District 289 School board met Thursday night for their monthly meeting, and although current negotiations with the ...Read more

Streator Business Trick-or-Treating this weekend

STREATOR – Streator’s downtown businesses will host their annual trick-or-treat event this weekend. Trick-or-treaters can roam the business district and stop by nearly 50 participating businesses for goodies on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Event coordinator Toni Petit says ...Read more

Marquette Academy Presents: “Exit The Body”

Marquette Academy proudly presents, “Exit The Body” by Fred Carmichael on November 1st & 2nd at 8:00pm in Bader Gymnasium. Marquette Academy students Nathan Schere (Lyle Rogers, Jeffery LaFleur (Vernon Cookley), Nick Graham (Phillip Smith), and Abbey Thumm (Lillian Seymour) ...Read more