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Body Shop Fire Thursday in Streator

STREATOR – A quick response to a call for a fire Thursday evening in Streator helped limit damage to a body shop.  According to the Streator Fire Department they were called around 8 PM to the 700 block of East Hickory Street for a fire that was already going through the roof.  The blaze ...Read more

Streator United Way more than halfway to goal

STREATOR – The Streator Area United Way is over 57% of the way to its 2019 goal. This year the organizations goal is $269,579.  2019 campaign chairperson Jon Mase says the employers of Schultz Monument, Schultz Vault, Streator Unlimited and Streator Home Savings Bank are at 100% ...Read more

Unytite Drive expansion begins soon

PERU – Pretty soon the streets of Peru will be busy with construction projects. Recently, the city approved of projects to begin this fall, including the Unytite Drive extension. The road will be expanded from Donlar Avenue to Plank Road on the north side of Peru. The extension is part of ...Read more

Feather banners banned in downtown Ottawa

OTTAWA – No more feather banners in downtown Ottawa. You may be familiar with the advertising flags that are structured like feathers, ranging anywhere from 10 to 20 feet tall. On Tuesday night the city approved putting a restriction to them in downtown Ottawa, because according to Mayor ...Read more