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90 years since Streator-native discovered Pluto

STREATOR – February 18th is Pluto Day, celebrating its existence and the Streator-native who discovered it. Today marks 90 years since Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet in 1930 at Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Tombaugh was born in Streator to a farm family on February 4th, 1906.

CVS property in Peru to be a car wash

  PERU – Property located behind CVS in Peru will soon be a car wash. At Monday nights city council meeting, Chairmen of Finance and Safety Service, Mike Radkte announces that Peru received over $538,000 for the closing of the property on Shooting Park Road and Route 251. The money

Illinois officials to detail battle plan against gypsy moth

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials’ plan to combat infestations of the gypsy moth will be the focus of several upcoming meetings in the northern part of the state. The Illinois Department of Agriculture has planned nine open houses to discuss treatment strategies at infested