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Weger Parole Hearing Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – The longest serving inmate in the state is up for a parole hearing today at 9 AM. Chester Weger was convicted in 1960 in the deaths of one of three women found dead at Starved Rock State Park, one of the areas most notorious crimes. Weger has maintained his innocence. Last ...Read more

Streator city council to approve 5-year-road plan

STREATOR – Streator’s City Council is expected to approve an updated 5 year road plan. After discussions last month, city Engineer Jeremy Palm added Court Street as an additional road needing improvements in 2022. General Fund projects for this upcoming year include the 700 through ...Read more

Pot Sales Debated in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Members of the community gathered at Ottawa’s City Council meeting to discuss their opinion on selling cannabis in the city. The council has not yet voted to allow the sale of cannabis within city limits and residents spoke to the council about their concerns on the effect ...Read more

Del Monte Plant Finds Buyer in Mendota

  MENDOTA – Del Monte announced Tuesday that they have found a buyer for the Mendota facility.  The sale is expected to be completed in late 2020.  The news was included in a stock holding report for the Philippines Stock Exchange.   The buyer wasn’t specified, but Seneca Foods ...Read more