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No school closures for P-L-T

PROPHETSTOWN – P-L-T will not be closing any schools. Closing the elementary school in either Tampico or Prophetstown by 2021 was among the options Prophetstown-Lyndon-Tamp…
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Pritzker nearing final week for bill action

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed more than 50 bills last week and has about one week remaining to sign the final 167 of the 599 total bills sent to him by the General Assembly this year. …
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Bridge work to start Wednesday near Amboy

AMBOY – Lane closures will start Wednesday on the U.S. Route 52 bridge for a $388,000 project project expected to last until mid-October. Sjostrom and Sons Inc. will work o…
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Girl Scouts seeking votes for educational grant

ELGIN – Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois needs votes from the public to win a $25,000 grant from State Farm to help teach girls ages 10 to 15 on human trafficking and how to have healthy intimate rel…
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Services set for Oregon man pinned between train car, semi

ROCHELLE – Services are set for an Oregon worker killed Friday when he was pinned between a parked semi and train car shortly before 11 a.m. Ethan R. Thomas, 35, formerly o…
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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES

Tuesday Childhood immunization clinic; women, infants and children clinic; and family planning services, Lee County Health Department, 309 S. Galena Ave., Suite 100, Dixon.…
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Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career derailed by Hurricane Katrina, has died.…
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IEA retired meeting includes lunch, tour

FULTON – The Rock River Valley Illinois Education Association – Retired will elect officers, tour windmill buildings and dine at Krumpets at its meeting that begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at the City Co…
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A love of gardening

A rainbow of colors greeted visitors to an annual festival. A day of fun helped bring art and music together Saturday during the annual Gardenstock Art & Music Festival. Visitors donned a variety of …
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A decade of memories

MORRISON – Healing was on Ray Torres’ mind when he put together the keynote speech for Sunday’s Whiteside County Honor Flight Picnic at Morrison-Rockwood State Park. This t…
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Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

CHICAGO (AP) – Diabetics skipping regular checkups. Young asthmatics not getting preventive care. A surge in expensive emergency room visits. Doctors and public health expe…
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Car wash uses its Power for good:

aking vehicles glimmer and sparkle isn’t the only mission at Four Seasons Power Wash. Sterling’s newest car wash also works to improve the quality of life in the community.…
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Quilt guild sets summer meal date

FORRESTON – Country Crossroads Quilt Guild’s summer picnic potluck will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Forreston Grove Church, 7246 Freeport Road. Participants should bring a dish …
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SUPPORT GROUPS, CLUBS AND SERVICES

Saturday, Aug. 17 Overeaters Anonymous, 9 a.m., Gateway Faith Fellowship parsonage, 701 14th Ave., Fulton, 563-321-8577. Alcoholics Anonymous, 9 …
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COMMUNITY EVENTS

Today Knitting and Crocheting group, 10-11 a.m., Milledgeville Public Library, 18 W. Fifth St., 815-225-7572. Cookout, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Rock Falls…
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