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New Officer to join Mendota’s ranks

  MENDOTA- The Mendota Police Department welcomed a new addition to the department. Abram Yucus was sworn in after Monday’s City Council Meeting. Yucus will be finishing his training over the next few months, after which he will begin working under a mentor police officer in the Mendota ...Read more

Senica Square Project looking dim

OGLESBY – Most residents in Oglesby that filed out a survey involving the proposed Senica Square project were against moving forward with plans. At Monday night’s city council meeting Comissioner James Curran went over the results of the nearly 360 surveys he received back from ...Read more

2020 Census starts this month

UNDATED – Households will begin receiving official 2020 Census Bureau mail March 12 through the 20th. Contribution to the census can help communities get their proper funding and support. By April 1st, every home will receive an invitation to participate and encourage response via online, ...Read more

Fourth case of Coronavirus spouse of third case

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health and Cook County Department of Public Health confirms that a fourth Illinois patient has tested positive for COVID-19. According to officials, the individual is a woman in her 70s and is the spouse of the third case, a man in his 70s. This ...Read more

Princeton promotes tree planting program

PRINCETON – The city of Princeton is inviting residents to take advantage of a tree-planting program. You can beautify the city and help the environment by planting a city-approved tree and be reimbursed for it. Mayor Joe Quiram says after approval is received and the tree is planted, ...Read more