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Summer Road Construction to Cause Possible Delays

OTTAWA – Many area highways are going to be seeing construction crews once again this summer, with large resurfacing work planned over the next few months. IDOT announced that Illinois Route 251 from Shooting Park Road to 7th Street in Peru will be undergoing repairs starting at the end of ...Read more

Residents urged to prepare for severe weather

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are warning residents to prepare for potentially severe weather forecast for large parts of the state. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency issued an alert Tuesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting damaging winds with hail and tornadoes ...Read more

Sewer work planned for Illinois Ave. in Mendota

MENDOTA – Infrastructure work is being planned for Illinois Avenue in Mendota. At Monday night’s city council meeting, Alderman Bill Hunt reported that sewer work will be done in addition to Illinois Avenue’s beautification project. The city will install new sewer lining, a ...Read more

Body of 16-year-old found at Waukegan Harbor

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A body discovered at Waukegan Harbor on Lake Michigan has been identified as a 16-year-old boy missing from the Chicago suburb of Grayslake. The Lake County Coroner’s Office on Monday said it had performed an autopsy on Matthew Garcia and preliminary results show he ...Read more