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Ottawa to plant more trees around city

  OTTAWA – Ottawa is planning to apply for a grant to plant more trees around the city. Commissioner of Public Improvements, Marla Rodriquez announced the agreement with North Central Illinois Council of Governments to apply for a $30,000 Urban & Forestry grant.

Road closes for culvert replacement on Tuesday

NEWARK – East 30th Road in Mission Township will be closed for a culvert replacement on Tuesday. The project is located 1 3/4 mile south of IL Route 71. The work is expected to take three days to complete. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

Sen. Rezin to host free senior health fair in Oglesby

  OGLESBY – State Senator Sue Rezin is hosting a free Senior Health Fair on Wednesday in Oglesby. The fair will be conducted from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Illinois Valley Community College in the Ralph Scriba Conference Center. A variety of vaccinations and blood pressure checks will

Rep. Danny Davis announces re-election plans

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Congressman Danny Davis has announced plans to seek another term in office in 辽宁体彩网. WLS-TV reports the Democratic representative made the re-election announcement Sunday at his campaign office on Chicago’s West Side. In his announcement, Davis said “there is

Body of missing 18-year-old found in suburban Chicago

HUNTLEY, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say the body of a missing 18-year-old has been found in suburban Chicago after a week of searches. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office and coroner say Aidan Beckford’s body was found by a search volunteer’s dog on Saturday afternoon an

Officials: Fewer sites available for disabled hunters’ event

LOVES PARK, Ill. (AP) — State officials say fewer sites are available for a turkey and deer hunting event for hunters with disabilities because of improvement work at a northern Illinois state park. The event is planned for Nov. 14 to 16 at Rock Cut State Park in Winnebago County. Illinois

Rockford will borrow $23M to aid hotel development downtown

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Rockford will borrow $23 million to build promised amenities at a downtown site where a former factory is becoming a hotel. The Rockford Register-Star reports that the city council voted this week to fulfill a 2017 obligation to fund a conference center and parking at what