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Mailboxes demolished after Mendota crash

MENDOTA – Two mailboxes in downtown Mendota were demolished after a crash Saturday night. The Mendota Police Department say around 10:20 PM both boxes located on Veterans Parkway adjacent to the park were struck by a motor vehicle. It may take a couple of days to replace both boxes, and the ...Read more

OSF St. Paul to host March blood drive Friday

MENDOTA – ImpactLife Regional Blood Center will hold a blood drive Friday at OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center in Mendota.  Blood donations are often used to help treat patients with cancer, victims of trauma, and patients undergoing major surgeries. All persons age 17 and up (or 16, ...Read more

Gas prices up 50 cents since last week

  CHICAGO – With the national gas average at an all-time high of over $4, Americans may have reached a tipping point according to the American Automobile Association. New survey data from AAA finds if gas were to reach $5.00, which it has in the Western part of the country, three-quarters ...Read more

Wild geese test positive for avain flu

SPRINGFIELD – The USDA say the first confirmed Eurasian H5 Avian Influenza infection in a wild bird has been found in Illinois. Three Canada geese, located in Will County were submitted for sampling were confirmed by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services at the National ...Read more