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Streator gets greener with street lights

STREATOR – ComEd is helping Streator go green with an LED streetlight program. Spokesman Jeff Hetrick with ComEd says the goal of the program is to switch out all of the high pressure sodium and mercury vapor streetlights with LED lights. He reported they have replaced nearly half of the ...Read more

Sewer replacements a necessity for Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley’s public works department is considering grants to help with sewer replacements. Alderman Janusick gave a water and sewer report to the city council on Monday expressing the need for new sewer replacement and sewer linings per Street Superintendent Jeff ...Read more

Solicitor Permit Granted Monday Night in LaSalle

LASALLE – A Solicitor Permit was granted to AB Marketing, LLC at the LaSalle City Council Meeting Monday Night. The permit will allow AB Marketing, LLC to go door to door selling for Clearview Energy. The city council wants to remind residents to be wary of unlicensed solicitors and to ...Read more

2019 Polar Plunge a Success at Lake Mendota

MENDOTA – The crowd was energetic as over 250 participants braved the icy waters of Lake Mendota to raise money for Special Olympics of Illinois.   Teams adorned costumes and jumped in groups into the water, which was around 28 degrees.   The weather wasn’t that much better, as the ...Read more

Body discovered near Fox River

YORKVILLE – A body was discovered near the Fox River, after kayakers came upon what they believed was a dead body in the river. According to Kendall County Sheriffs on Friday after 5 p.m.  a deceased individual was allegedly located near the Fox River. Authorities are working with the ...Read more