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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

New bison coming to Buffalo Rock State Park

  OTTAWA – Buffalo Rock State Park could be getting a friend for Pebbles the bison this week. After Pebbles mother Holly was euthanized due to a serious illness in September, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has been working to get an additional bison at Buffalo Rock to ...Read more

Census training in Morris Wednesday

  MORRIS –  The North Central Illinois Council of Governments will hold a free regional Census Complete Count training for community groups and local governments this week in Morris. Training from the Chicago Census Bureau will be this Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the First ...Read more