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Rezin files legislation combating vaping epidemic

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin is helping to combat youth vaping. In light of the recent health issues related to electronic cigarettes, Senator Rezin filed legislation aimed at reducing underage individuals’ access to vapor products. The bill prohibits the sale of tobacco ...Read more

Granville man dies while hunting

GRANVILLE – A Granville man died of a heart attack while hunting. According to the Putnam County Death Investigator Bob Cofoid, a 29-year-old man from rural Granville was setting up to duck hunt with other hunters when he suffered the alleged heart attack and died at the scene. The Putnam ...Read more

Yednock gives update on Marilla Park project

STREATOR – State Representative Lance Yednock is working towards making the Marilla Park Pond trench-out a reality. The representative for the 76th District says he agreed to help Streator out before he went into office and although he’s been busy since then, he’s wrangled up ...Read more

Pekin man dies after fall from boat in Louisiana

POINTE-AUX-CHENES – A Pekin, Illinois man has died after a mishap at a dock involving an ice chest in Louisiana. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said that on Monday afternoon 70-year-old Johnny Martin was a passenger on a small boat when they attempted to offload a 50-quart ...Read more