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Plan commission recommends code change for fencing

STREATOR – Streator’s Plan Commission is recommending a code change to allow taller fencing for certain corner lot properties. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says the code change will only apply to corner lot properties with a wide right of way, an alley next to it and fencing can only ...Read more

City departments request new vehicles for 2020

STREATOR – New vehicles are a common need among Streator’s department heads. On Tuesday, department heads were given the opportunity to discuss their 2020 budget and request any increases to certain areas. The fire, police and the public works department all requested new vehicles for ...Read more

Peru Holiday Parade Entries Discussed

PERU – With the coming holiday season, the Peru City Council had some discussion regarding the upcoming Christmas Parade. They would prefer if residents of Peru refrained from adding any sort of political float into the parade. They feel there is no reason to exploit an event for the ...Read more

Bureau County Approves Budget

PRINCETON – Bureau County Board approved their 2020 budget at Tuesday night’s meeting. Board member Connie Stetson explained that the budget has been on the county’s website for review. In addition, the board voted to accept the 2020 health insurance from Kris DeBrock with an 8.3% ...Read more