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Body of a teen found in Decatur

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — Police say a body found in a Decatur park has been identified as a 16-year-old boy missing since last weekend. Dominic Walker’s body was recovered Thursday from a pond at Fairview Park. The cause is under investigation. The teen was a sophomore at Mattoon High School. ...Read more

May 19th: National Hepatitis Testing Day

UNDATED – May is Hepatitis Awareness Month and Sunday, May 19th is national Hepatitis Testing Day. According to the Center for Disease Control, millions of Americans have chronic viral hepatitis and most of them do not know they are infected. Hepatitis A does not cause a long-term ...Read more

Parking restriction in Ottawa next week

OTTAWA – Parking restriction in Ottawa will be in effect on Monday through Thursday nights. No parking will be allowed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. along LaSalle Street or Columbus Street from Superior Street to the Illinois River Bridge. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation the ...Read more

More non-disposables found in Spring Valley sewers

  SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley city workers are finding more trash in sewer lines allegedly near a nursing home. According to assistant public works superintendent Chris Insco, the city experienced a sewer back up due to a grease blockage. Workers are certain where the garbage is coming ...Read more