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Community rally scheduled for Mendota teachers

  MENDOTA – A resolution is underway as negotiations between the Mendota’s Teachers Union and District 289 continued this morning at Mendota’s High School. On Friday, teachers agreed to meet again with district officials to settle labor disputes. Teachers walked off the

Fatal accident at Starved Rock State Park

  UTICA – A fatal accident occurred at Starved Rock State Park, Saturday morning, according to Conservation Police Sergeant Phil Wire. Just after 10 a.m., the Utica Fire Department was called to the Council Overhand at Starved Rock State Park for a subject who allegedly fell 40 feet

Report: 2 Illinois routes among Amtrak’s worst performing

  CHICAGO (AP) — Two of Amtrak’s Illinois trains routes are among the worst-performing in the nation, according to a new government report. Amtrak’s Illini and Saluki trains run between Union Station in Chicago and Carbondale in Southern Illinois. The Office of Inspector

2019 Regional Champs: Mendota Trojans

  MENDOTA – Mendota Trojans Soccer took the title of 2019 Regional Champions against DePue/Hall High School’s Co-op in Mendota on Friday. DePue/Hall set the tone in the early portion of the first half with a goal from Robert Harrison, followed by a scoring shot from Jackson Heiden

Oversight board fires police officer for fatally shooting 2

  CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s police oversight board on Thursday fired an officer who fatally shot two people — a teenager he said threatened him with a bat and a woman standing nearby. The Chicago Police Board fired officer Robert Rialmo nearly four years after the deaths of

Bankers survey shows improved rural economy in October

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The latest survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states showed an improved rural economy this month, but the ongoing trade disputes continue weighing on the economy. The Rural Mainstreet survey’s overall index climbed to 51.4 for October from 50.1 in