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Crimes against property rise in Lincoln

The residents of Lincoln are being warned that crime is up in the area. In a statement from Lincoln City Police Chief Matt Vlahovich said his agency has seen a sharp increase in reported thefts and burglaries. “These types of offenses are categorized as ‘crimes against property’ and tracked through...
LINCOLN, IL
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Plans on hold for wind turbines in Tazewell County

PEKIN (Heart of Illinois ABC) - It may be months before Tazewell County’s government approves more wind energy projects. The Tazewell County Zoning Board of Appeals voted Thursday evening to approve a six-month moratorium on wind turbines. About 60 people attended the public hearing in Pekin. The board hopes...
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New, expanded Precision Planting facility in Morton could lead to more hiring

Headquartered in Tremont since being founded by Greg and Cindy Sauder back in 1993, Precision Planting has grown into a corporate-owned, international company specializing in precision farming equipment. What exactly is precision farming? According to the International Society of Precision Agriculture, “Precision agriculture is a management strategy that gathers, processes...
MORTON, IL
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Supply chain affects fireworks too

PEORIA, Ill. (WMBD) — Local fireworks stands are gearing up for their busiest weekend of the year. Co-owner of CNC Fireworks in Mapleton James Slater said his business is ready to go. “First week and a half was pretty slow, but since then, it’s been pretty overwhelming. We’re expecting...
MAPLETON, IL
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Fines Follow Deadly Fall at Caterpillar Foundry

Two central Illinois contractors face nearly $100,000 in combined penalties for violating federal rules related to fall protection. The investigation stemmed from a fatal accident at construction and mining equipment giant Caterpillar’s foundry in Mapleton, Illinois, late last year. Lead contractor Illinois Crane and fellow Peoria company Schaefer Electric...
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Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara responds to abortion clinic opening in Forest City

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - During his latest media availability, Rockford Mayor Tom McNamara touched on a number of subjects including abortion rights. McNamara was asked about the planned abortion clinic coming to Rockford. 23 News first reported that Dr. Dennis Christensen is taking his business out of Wisconsin and bringing it to the Forest City.
ROCKFORD, IL

Shirley honored by Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Rhonda Shirley was recently named May’s Colleague of the Month at Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln. Shirley, of Lincoln, has worked at LMH since 2018 and is a patient access associate. She is credited to working extra shifts during the pandemic. Rochelle Caruthers, a co-worker of Shirley, nominated her...
LINCOLN, IL

Queen Contest will kick off Fulton County Fair

LEWISTOWN — This year’s Fulton County Fair will be held Monday, July 25 through Saturday, July 30. The Queen Contest will kick off Grandstand events beginning Monday at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $5. For a complete schedule, check out Facebook, Fulton County Fair, Lewistown, Illinois...
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Becoming one with nature can take a team effort

Prior to reading In The Spirit of Wetlands, I was not familiar with the term “eutierria,” which is defined as a secular meditative experience that can occur in nature when boundaries between self and the environment seem to evaporate — creating a sense of oneness with the natural world.
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3841 N Greenview Avenue #1E

GREAT Southport Corridor / Lakeview 1Bed for RENT! The unit has a great layout and gets a lot of natural light. The unit has hardwood floors throughout, newer kitchen cabinets, and dishwasher. The location is AMAZING! You are a 12/15 mins walk to the Southport Brown Line / Irving Park Brown Line / Sheridan Red Line, and the Ashland bus. The Music Box Theater is nearby, as is Wrigley Park, Greenview Park, and Juniper Park. Shopping, entertainment, restaurant, diners, grocery stores, and outdoor parks are less than 10 mins walk. Dogs Okay / Cats Okay (No weight limit, no more than 2 pets per unit, no rots or pits). PRICED TO RENT FAST!
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Pekin Mayor concedes Illinois House race

PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Mayor of Pekin Mark Luft conceded to challenger Travis Weaver following a competitive race for a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives. Luft released a statement announcing his concession on Facebook. “It’s been an honor to serve as your state representative,” Luft said....
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