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Earlville School to suspend mask mandate

EARLVILLE – In a letter sent to parents from Earlville Community Unit School District 9, they indicated that they will be temporarily suspending the enforcement of the mask mandate and exclusion for asymptomatic close contacts for all district students.  They noted the district is not a ...Read more

Mask policy to remain in place at area schools

OTTAWA – Even though a central Illinois judge issued a temporary restraining order that prevents school districts from complying with Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s mandate that requires students to wear masks in the classroom on Friday, many area schools say they are not bound by that order. ...Read more

Statewide gas prices remain on the rise

  CHICAGO – Gas price averages nationwide, statewide, and locally remain on the rise, as tensions between Russia and Ukraine continue to contribute to rising oil prices, according to the American Automobile Association. Russia is a member of OPEC+, and any sanctions based on their ...Read more