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July 12, 2017

Cleaning up the jail

After spending over 40 years in a state penitentiary, the last place Daniel Lees thought he would go once free was back inside the walls of a jail cell. But the last 13 months, that exactly what he did.

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The workday is strange - a few hours in the morning and again in the afternoon, with a break in the middle.

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July 5, 2017

A new chapter

For the second year in a row, Peter Kaine traveled 4,000 miles from home to share his love for learning with families in the United States.

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Temperatures aren’t the only thing going up this summer, as authorities are seeing an increase in motor vehicle accidents throughout the county.

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An effort to file charges against the city auditor was met with frustration Monday as city commissioners voted against the action and urged moving on.

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Facing some drier-than-normal conditions in the area, McLean County Commissioners have decided to take preventative action, instituting a burn ban and fire emergency declaration.

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Bringing the public back into the Public Service Commission - that’s Casey Buchmann’s goal, and his campaign slogan as he plans his 2018 candidacy.

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Washburn City Commissioners debated adding wifi to the Memorial Building and upgrading security at City Hall during Monday’s meeting.

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June 14, 2017

A wild ride

Hundreds of attendees braved sun, wind and bucking bulls for this year’s annual Riverboat Days celebration, which boasted big numbers for both returning and first-time events.

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June 7, 2017

Carving out history

“This is how they did it,” he says, as he swings the ax downward, skimming off a layer of wood and raising the sole of his boot as the blade comes to a stop near his heel.

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