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Route 18 to be finished by holidays

  STREATOR – The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Route 18 milling and resurfacing project is expected to be done by Thanksgiving. Streator City Engineer Jeremy Palm says paving will begin within the next week and should be completed before the holidays. The work is being ...Read more

Sterling man found dead at work

  STERLING –  A Sterling man was found dead at his work place on Tuesday. According to the Sterling Police Department, 46-year-old David C. Hanna was found unresponsive at Sterling Steel Company just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whiteside ...Read more

Lee County Deputy Honored For Life-Saving Heroics

DIXON – A Lee County Deputy was honored by the Sheriff’s Department for his actions in August that helped an Amboy man with a medical condition.  Sheriff John Simonton announced Thursday that back in the early morning hours of August 26th a man in front of a business in Amboy called ...Read more

Woodland High School presents new gymnasium

STREATOR – Woodland High School celebrated the grand opening of their new gymnasium. On Wednesday evening, members of Woodland High School and city officials celebrated the opening of the Warriors Gymnasium with a ribbon cutting and tour. Superintendent Ryan McGuckin says the two year ...Read more

Large Flour Mill Opened in Mendota

MENDOTA – Officials celebrated after a ribbon cutting of what they say was the largest flour mill ever built from the ground up in North America Wednesday in Mendota. Archer Daniels Midland President of Milling said “Our growth investment to design and build a cutting-edge production ...Read more