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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

Person who allegedly fled traffic stop in custody

LASALLE – A man who allegedly fled a traffic stop and then later was pursued by the Princeton Police is in custody. According to Illinois State Police District 17, the unnamed person is now in custody. His identity is yet to be released nor have specific charges been announced. The Bureau ...Read more

Gillette’s receive key to Ottawa

OTTAWA – The key to the city of Ottawa was awarded to Don and Betty Gillette at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Comissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says the parade product business owners have become synonymous with music and holiday festivities. The couple of 62 years developed the festival ...Read more

Late Alderman honored at Monday meeting

MENDOTA – Mendota City Council honored Alderman John Pierson at Monday night’s meeting. After a moment of silence for the alderman, who passed away on Thursday, Mayor David Boelk announced that there would be a mayoral appointment to the position within 60 days. Pierson had been serving ...Read more

Mendota to hire additional firefighter

MENDOTA – Mendota Alderman announced at Monday night’s meeting that the city will move forward with hiring a new firefighter. Alderman Bill Hunt explained that he had been working with other aldermen and the Mayor and that they should have a recommendation for the position at the next ...Read more

Majestic Theatre back in the spotlight

  STREATOR – The Majestic Theatre’s owner is looking to work with the city of Streator on restoration plans. Last week the city held a strategic planning session discussing topics like business redevelopment and the Majestic Theatre had some spotlight. Challenges regarding ...Read more