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New Sergeant Joins Ranks of MPD

MENDOTA – The city of Mendota received its first ever female police sergeant after Officer Amy Mann was promoted at Monday night’s city council meeting. Police Chief Greg Kellen spoke to the council about Mann’s service to the city over her six years with the department. Before her ...Read more

Streator to pass 2020 budget

STREATOR – Streator’s council is expected to pass their 2020 budget this week. According to City Manager David Plyman, the proposed general fund expense budget is at $9.8 million and revenue at $9.6 million leaving an over $200,000 deficit. Plyman says the budget anticipates staff ...Read more

Ottawa Restaurant Honored For Performance

OTTAWA – The employees of an Ottawa restaurant have the chance to earn part of a $50,000 reward in February. The Culver’s Restaurant announced that their location in Ottawa was one of five within the company to participate in the Culver’s Crew Challenge. Owner Bobby Maier said ...Read more