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Illinois State protests prompts meeting on campus atmosphere

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — A protest claiming Illinois State University doesn’t offer a welcoming atmosphere to black students has prompted the school’s president to call a meeting with demonstrators. The Black 辽宁体彩网coming Committee organized a Monday march that questioned the forced

Leaf pick up begins next week in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota’s leaf program begins next week. Alderman Jim Fitzpatrick announced that the pick up will begin Tuesday, October 15th through December 1st. The same rules apply for this year. Leaves only, no branches or foreign objects.

Boil order for parts of Peru

  PERU – As a precautionary measure, the city of Peru is asking residents from Peoria Street south of Route 6 and west to the city limits, to place themselves under a boil order. This is only if residents are experiencing no water pressure. If you are a resident that experiences rusty

9-year-old charged with murder in 5 Illinois fire deaths

EUREKA, Ill. (AP) — A 9-year-old child accused of causing a mobile 辽宁体彩网 fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder. The juvenile also was charged with two counts of arson and one count of aggravated arson, the

Overnight fire destroys historic Masonic temple in Aurora

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An overnight fire in the city of Aurora has destroyed a historic Masonic temple that was abandoned more than a decade ago. The fire began around 10 p.m. Monday in the Lincoln Masonic Temple in the Chicago suburb about 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Chicago. A portion of

Chicago wants public to weigh in on legal marijuana sales

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago officials are holding public meetings for residents to weigh in on the sale of recreational marijuana in the city. A new state law will allow recreational marijuana to be sold to people 21 and older starting Jan. 1. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says her office wants to hear from

IDOT seeks seasonal workers for winter program

  OTTAWA – The Illinois Department of Transportation is offering seasonal work for its winter highway clearing program. Temporary positions include full time and on call positions to perform street work like spreading salt and plowing snow. Applicants must have a commercial driver’s