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Schools Out: Strike at Mendota District 289

MENDOTA- The teachers union and  District 289 failed to reach an agreement on Tuesday evening after a seven hour long negotiation that lasted until after midnight.  Parents were being notified that school will not be in session on Wednesday morning for the elementary and middle schools in ...Read more

Bureau County Combine Fire Extinguished

SPRING VALLEY – A Tuesday afternoon combine fire in Bureau County was quickly extinguished.   According to the Spring Valley Fire Department they were called to 3450 E County Road for a field and equipment fire.   They found upon arrival light smoke in the rear of the harvester and a ...Read more

Squad Car & Gun Stolen During Burglary

MORRIS – A Grundy County Sheriff’s squad car was reportedly stolen Monday after a burglary.   The Morris Police Department say that they are investigating a purported residential burglary around 4AM at the residence of a deputy where several items, including a firearm, were taken.   The ...Read more

Ottawa Secretary of State Office to Close

OTTAWA – Saturday will be the last day the Secretary of State office in Ottawa will be open.  In a news release on Tuesday they say that due to the lease not being renewed on the property they will close permanently.    Other nearby locations in LaSalle, Streator, Mendota and Morris will ...Read more

Engineers Explain Electrical Enhancements

PERU – Aldermen at Peru City Council discussed potential plans regarding the Water Street electrical substation at Monday night’s meeting. Representatives from BHMG Engineers spoke to the council about the need for an update at the current substation, which is located in a flood prone ...Read more