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Engineer selected for streetscape project

STREATOR – Chamlin and Associates Inc. will be the firm that will take on designing traffic signal improvements in downtown Streator. The project is a component of the downtown street scape project that will begin in 2019. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says street lights, and concrete work, ...Read more

Streator Approves High Tech EMS devices

STREATOR – The city of Streator authorized the purchase of high tech medical equipment for the Streator EMS. In a council meeting on Wednesday, the city authorized the purchase of a CPR Monitor that gives real-time feedback while a person is performing CPR, indicating how hard and fast the ...Read more

More Americans Hitting the Road This Holiday Season

CHICAGO – More Americans plan on hitting the road this holiday season. The American Automobile Association expects over 100 million people to drive to their destinations with cheaper gas prices fueling their decision. The national gas price average of $2.37 a gallon is the cheapest price ...Read more

STHS Moving Forward with Auditorium Renovation Plans

STREATOR – Streator Township High School will be seeking bids next year for their auditorium renovations project. Green Associates Architects announced on Tuesday during the school board meeting that after 60 completed designs and plans for the vintage themed auditorium, they are 90% of the ...Read more

DeKalb Police Warn of Porch Thefts of Packages

DEKALB – The DeKalb Police Department is warning residents about package thieves. They stated on social media on Monday that they have had investigated several thefts regarding packages that were stolen from the front of homes. They were left unattended by delivery agencies at various ...Read more

Mendota Approves Tax Levy

MENDOTA – Taxes will be on the rise in Mendota. The city council approved a raised levy at Monday’s meeting. Alderman and chairman of finance, John Holland announced the total levied amount at over $1.8 million. That would be a 4.7% increase from last year. Holland stated that a home ...Read more