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Mendota Elementary Receive Commendable Ratings

MENDOTA – Northbrook, Lincoln, and Blackstone have all received Commendable school ratings from the Illinois Report Card. Director of Teaching and Learning Dr. Beth Wackerlin presented the report card to the Board of Education at Monday’s meeting, and reported that students in seventh and ...Read more

Boys Basketball Coach at Mendota Elementary to Quit

MENDOTA – Eighth-grade boys basketball coach Courtney Nave will not be finishing out the season with the team. Mendota Elementary School Board President Sean Pappas announced at Monday night’s meeting that Nave seeks to resign in December, midway through the season. Superintendent Kristen ...Read more

Streator Teen Dead After Morgan County Shooting

JACKSONVILLE – A teen from Streator has died after a shooting in downstate Morgan County.   The Jacksonville Police say last Tuesday 19-year-old Maurice Cunningham was found beaten and shot in the 600 block of Jordan Street.  He was taken to a Springfield hospital where he succumb to his ...Read more

Victims Identified After Sunday Streator Fire

STREATOR – The victims of the fire on Sunday that took the lives of two people have been identified.  The LaSalle County Coroner’s Office says that 67-year-old Lois J. Green and 27-year-old Christian Green were found after the fire started in the 1000 block of East Wilson Street.  ...Read more