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Streator to pass cannabis sales tax, medicinal grow house

STREATOR – Streator’s city council will be implementing a cannabis sales tax. Last month, the council amended its zoning code to allow recreational retailers to operate in certain commercial districts. If approved, a 3% tax will be passed after Wednesday’s city council meeting.

IVCC Regional Academic Challenge Winners Announced

OGLESBY – La Salle-Peru High School, Seneca High School and St. Bede Academy each won their respective team divisions at the Feb. 7 Illinois Valley Community College Regional Academic Challenge sponsored by Eastern Illinois University. LP won Division 1500 (enrollments of 701-1500) followed

ISU gets federal grant for work with deaf or blind children

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Officials say two professors at Illinois State University have received $1.23 million in federal grant money to help students who work with infants and toddlers who are blind or deaf. The money will go toward a training program integrating special education and speech