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Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep.

Hegeler-Carus family member passes

LASALLE – A member of the Hegeler-Carus family has passed away. Mary Louise Carus was born in 1922 and died on November 3rd. A memorial celebration will be held at the Hegeler Carus Mansion at 3:00 p.m.

Streator Veteran Event Cancelled

STREATOR – Veterans were to be honored Monday at the annual Veteran’s Day commemoration at the Plumb Pavilion, however, mother nature had other plans.  Due to the cold temperatures and snow, the decision was made to cancel

Libraries Erase Fines for Food Donations

PERU – Area libraries are kicking off their food for fines program today. Through November 23rd, you can erase your library fines with donations as payment. Each donated item will wipe out a dollar in fines. Food

Mendota Micro-Pantry Thanksgiving Event

MENDOTA – Mendota’s First Presbyterian Church Micro Pantry is helping those in need during the Thanksgiving holiday. On Sunday November 24th from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. the church will be giving away dinner bags while supplies

Will County sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are warning suburban Chicago residents about a phone scam involving people calling residents claiming to be with the Will County Sheriff’s Office. In a news release, the sheriff’s office says the callers