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Tips to keep your pipes from freezing this season

STREATOR – Illinois American Water is reminding customers of some tips to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes. Spokesperson Karen Cotton says there are ways to prevent the headache and unexpected expense. When temperatures are consistently at or below freezing homeowners should ...Read more

Tri-County area harvests more deer than last year

SPRINGFIELD – Local hunters harvested more deer this season than last. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, LaSalle County hunters took home nearly 1,800 deer, up about 200 kills compared to last year. Bureau County residents harvested around 1,900 deer, up 150 from ...Read more

Oglesby swears in new police officer

OGLESBY – Officer Randy Slimko Leininger was sworn in Monday night as the newest member of the Oglesby Police Department. Commissioner of Public Property, Parks, Ambulance, Fire, Human Resources Carrie Lijewski gave the oath of office to Leininger in front of the Mayor and the Oglesby City ...Read more