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Mendota schools to consider solar proposal

MENDOTA – The three school buildings that make up District 289 in Mendota could see solar panels on their roofs in the coming months. The Board of Education has been presented with a proposal that would save the district money on utilities, producing over 90% of their electrical needs. ...Read more


Amtrak announces service cuts to local trains

CHICAGO – AMTRAK has announced service cuts to local daily trains that run across north central Illinois. Starting this week and continuing through at least January 15, 2023, the Illinois Zephyr morning train from Quincy to Chicago with stops in Mendota and Princeton will not be operating. ...Read more


Retired Peru K9 Miko passes away

PERU – The Peru Police Department are mourning the loss of a former K9 member of their team. Miko, an 11-year-old German Sheppard who had been paired with Peru Police Sergeant Matt Peters from 2014 to 2021 passed away Wednesday. Miko was involved with numerous drug seizures, offender ...Read more