One of the few bright sides of a pretty dry summer has been that weed emergence has been minimal in many fields. However, with recent rains along with a lack of crop canopy, we are beginning to notice those obnoxious weeds poking through fields again. Little can be done at this point until a…

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Watseka, IL

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  • Humidity: 48%
  • Feels Like: 76°
  • Heat Index: 76°
  • Wind: 2 mph
  • Wind Chill: 76°
  • UV Index: 9 Very High
  • Sunrise: 05:58:16 AM
  • Sunset: 07:52:57 PM
  • Dew Point: 56°
  • Visibility: 10 mi


Generally cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 78F. Winds light and variable.


Cloudy. Low 58F. Winds light and variable.


Partly cloudy. High around 80F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.


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We’re still more than a month away from the first local high school football game, but here’s how preps coordinator COLIN LIKAS views the area’s 36 programs at this time:

BOARD OF TRUSTEES – The Brook Public Library Board of Trustees will have their monthly meeting on September 12th at 5:00 pm.

In the first six months of 2022 there have been 46 percent more requests for food assistance at the Watseka Area Food Pantry than there were during the same period of time in 2021, according to information from the pantry staff. This increase in requests for food has generated a need for mor…

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