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Lee County Deputy Honored For Life-Saving Heroics

DIXON – A Lee County Deputy was honored by the Sheriff’s Department for his actions in August that helped an Amboy man with a medical condition.  Sheriff John Simonton announced Thursday that back in the early morning hours of August 26th a man in front of a business in Amboy called ...Read more

Woodland High School presents new gymnasium

STREATOR – Woodland High School celebrated the grand opening of their new gymnasium. On Wednesday evening, members of Woodland High School and city officials celebrated the opening of the Warriors Gymnasium with a ribbon cutting and tour. Superintendent Ryan McGuckin says the two year ...Read more

Large Flour Mill Opened in Mendota

MENDOTA – Officials celebrated after a ribbon cutting of what they say was the largest flour mill ever built from the ground up in North America Wednesday in Mendota. Archer Daniels Midland President of Milling said “Our growth investment to design and build a cutting-edge production ...Read more

Green Thumb Industries in Oglesby plans expansion

  OGLESBY – A marijuana cultivation center in Oglesby plans to make a million dollar expansion. According to Mayor Dom Rivara, Green Thumb Industries will start construction on the $1.5 million expansion in the coming months. Rivara says the operation will benefit the area, in that ...Read more