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Amboy Levies for Higher Property Taxes

AMBOY – Amboy’s School District is levying a higher percentage for its property taxes. According to Superintendent Joshua Nichols, limitations with the tax cap law, or consumer price index will not allow over 5 percent increase. So

NHL Sized Ice Rink coming to Ottawa

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa will be getting a new and improved ice skating rink next week. According to Commissioner James Less, the size of the portable rink will be of National Hockey League standards of

Armed Robbery Tuesday in Streator

STREATOR – Two men allegedly wore masks and displayed a gun during a robbery of a business on Tuesday night in Streator. Streator Police say that around 7:30 p.m. they were called to the 400 block of

Salvation Army kettles collect gold coins

CHICAGO (AP) — The Salvation Army says it already has collected several gold coins in the Chicago area. The Salvation Army said in a statement that a “Gold Eagle” coin, worth about $1,200, was deposited by an