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Engineer selected for streetscape project

STREATOR – Chamlin and Associates Inc. will be the firm that will take on designing traffic signal improvements in downtown Streator. The project is a component of the downtown street scape project that will begin in 2019. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says street lights, and concrete work, ...Read more

Streator Approves High Tech EMS devices

STREATOR – The city of Streator authorized the purchase of high tech medical equipment for the Streator EMS. In a council meeting on Wednesday, the city authorized the purchase of a CPR Monitor that gives real-time feedback while a person is performing CPR, indicating how hard and fast the ...Read more

Population declines in Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Illinois’ population shrunk by more than 45,000 over the 12 months ending July 1. The estimates released Wednesday show that loss was more than any other state except New York, which lost more than 48,000 people. The estimates have Illinois ...Read more

More Americans Hitting the Road This Holiday Season

CHICAGO – More Americans plan on hitting the road this holiday season. The American Automobile Association expects over 100 million people to drive to their destinations with cheaper gas prices fueling their decision. The national gas price average of $2.37 a gallon is the cheapest price ...Read more