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    The Watseka City Council last night approved 8-0 Iroquois Paving Corporation to do the water main work portion of the North Street project.

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    Each year, the Iroquois County Historical Society sponsors the 50+ Golden Wedding Anniversary celebration in Watseka. This year’s event will take place at 1 p.m. April 23 at First Christian/Living Hope Church, 546 N. Sixth Street, Watseka. Those who plan to attend (or have attended in th…

The Vermilion Valley Conference Art Show will be hosted in Milford this year.

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   Hunter Lee was a victor in four events to lead Watseka High School to a win in its track meet Tuesday in Watseka. 

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  It seems that Andrea Pace can’t help but live up to her last name. The Central High School senior paced the Lady Comets to a team win in a pentangular track meet on a chilly Tuesday in Watseka.

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  Even though baseball is not a contact sport, aggression is important. Aggressiveness at the plate, in the field and on the base paths can make a difference.

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   What an apt nickname for the Central High School girls track team. The Comets.

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  It is not likely that a 21-0 shutout can be considered or seem like a close game. However, when the softball teams from Watseka and Saint Anne high schools play sound softball for most of th…

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal scientists have made a potentially important discovery about the invasive sea lamprey, a longtime enemy of Great Lakes fish.

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CHICAGO (AP) — The son of a man who was shot and wounded by federal immigration agents has pleaded not guilty in Chicago to a weapons charge.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ These Illinois lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick Four-Midday" game were:

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the "Pick Three-Midday" game were:

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    Iroquois County Sheriff's Police and Clifton Police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday afternoon at the Clifton Dollar General.

   Bond was set yesterday for a Watseka woman arrested on drug charges during a traffic stop.

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     A Watseka woman is due back in court at 9:30 a.m. March 2 after being arrested on Sunday.

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Iroquois County Sheriff's Police issued a statement Friday about a scam being reported to them.

    The Watseka Police Department is wanting to inform the citizens of Watseka of reports of a suspicious person that has been reported several times in the Watseka area. Citizens have reporte…

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Westinghouse Electric Co., the U.S. nuclear unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp., filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, calling into question the future of a number of billion-dollar nuclear projects under construction, including two in the U.S.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on legal challenges to President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back steps taken by his predecessor to curb global warming. (all times local):

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HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority says average daily spending by visitors jumped 11.5 percent last month compared to the year before.

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BRUSSELS (AP) — The top Brexit official at the European Parliament thinks British political giants such as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher would not look kindly on Prime Minister Theresa May turning over the hourglass on her country's withdrawal from the European Union.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Wholesale cash prices Wednesday

It’s no secret that our infrastructure in the United States is in need of repair. The most widely accepted rating is a D-minus, and that’s both good news and bad news.

Employee Assistance Program aims to promote a more productive workplace

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After losing her brother to addiction, Mariah Syktich aims to end opioid abuse

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Is volunteering one of your organs the ultimate sign of friendship?

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PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A senior United States official is calling on Kosovo leaders to retract a draft law on the transformation of its security force into a regular army and to continue consultations on the issue with the country's ethnic minorities.

Westinghouse Electric Co., the U.S. nuclear unit of Japan's Toshiba Corp., filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, calling into question the future of a number of billion-dollar nuclear projects under construction, including two in the U.S.

A pair of testy exchanges between high-profile black women and white men in the political spotlight launched a tweetstorm under the hashtag BlackWomenAtWork, validating the experiences of thousands of professional black women who say such slights are all too common.

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A senior United States official is calling on Kosovo leaders to retract a draft law on the transformation of its security force into a regular army and to continue consultations on the issue with the country's ethnic minorities.

BRUSSELS (AP) — The top Brexit official at the European Parliament thinks British political giants such as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher would not look kindly on Prime Minister Theresa May turning over the hourglass on her country's withdrawal from the European Union.