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Stormy Daniels protests Illinois’ “pole tax”

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Adult film star Stormy Daniels is protesting the Illinois surcharge on live adult entertainment centers. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, read a two-minute statement beneath the statue of Abraham Lincoln at the state Capitol. She says the tax unfairly ...Read more

Mendota Police Investigate Handgun Theft

MENDOTA – A handgun was reported missing after a vehicle burglary Saturday in Mendota.  Wednesday Mendota Police announced that they were asking for information regarding a theft that occurred to a motor vehicle in the 1200 block of Main Street.  The investigation is ongoing and anyone ...Read more

Burglary in Mendota Still Unsolved

MENDOTA- A burglary at a restaurant in the 1600 block of 13th Ave last year in Mendota has authorities looking for help in identifying a suspect.   In surveillance footage released by the Mendota Police Department, a person can be seen breaking the door and entering the business.    They then ...Read more

Yednock Proposes Fossil Park

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Lance Yednock introduced legislation designating and protecting the former Lone Star Quarry as a site for individuals digging for fossils. House Bill 2789 would allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to section off part of the former quarry for ...Read more