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City workers thanked as holidays approach

Modified: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
CLINTON -- Monday was a time for the city council to thanks city departments and workers as the Christmas holiday approaches. The council will meet again the week of Christmas.
Mayor Carolyn Peters complimented city employees for their work on installing new holiday decorations on Mr. Lincoln's Square.
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ISWS: Illinois was cold and dry in November

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
CHAMPAIGN -- November was much colder and drier than average. The statewide average temperature was 34.3 degrees, which is 8.2 degrees below average, and the fourth coldest November on record, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim Angel, Illinois State Water Survey, University of Illinois.
In comparison, November 1976 was the coldest November on record at 33.4 degrees.
The cold
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Rural Illinois could benefit from an open Internet, group says

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 16th, 2014
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - "A big win for rural communities." That's how the National Rural Assembly views President Obama's endorsement of treating broadband service like telephone service.
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Showroom of Trees

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
On Wednesday night, visitors to Anderson Ford's Annual Showroom of Trees were able to enjoy 30 Christmas trees on display. Tyler Lomax of Clinton enjoyed looking at the holiday lights. 
Katy O'Grady-Pyne / Journal
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Clinton company plans 200,000 square-foot facility expansion

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
CLINTON -- It isn't often Clinton hears about a large expansion of a local business, but in spring 2015, residents will see some big changes to HNC Products' Rt 51 facility.
The 20-year-old cosmeceutical research and packaging company will expand its Rt. 51 facility by nearly four times, from 65,000 square-feet to 240,000 square-feet.
"We need that space for growth,"
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Deputies looking for drunk drivers during holidays

Posted: Saturday, Dec 13th, 2014
CLINTON -- From December 19 through January 4 of the New Year, DeWitt County Sheriff's Deputies will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" crackdown on drunk drivers. The statewide crackdown will include high-visibility alcohol and belt enforcement throughout DeWitt County.
The statewide crackdown will also be supported by
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Santa and his entourage

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
Santa brought up the Clinton Christmas parade on Saturday, accompanied by his local entourage. See more parade photos on pages
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Gordon Woods / Journal
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Koritz compliments county as he leaves office

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
CLINTON -- DeWitt County State's Attorney Karle Koritz on Monday wished the county board well as he prepared to begin his duties today as judge in the Sixth Judicial Circuit. The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Koritz to fill the vacancy left by the death of Garry Bryan.
"I am forever grateful to those citizens who provided support and encouragement
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Vespasian Warner Library reaches area villages with ‘Take One-Leave One’ kiosks

Posted: Friday, Dec 5th, 2014
CLINTON -- Although Vespasian Warner Public Library serves a large area within the library district, for the most part, patrons still need to travel to the library to read things such as periodicals and other library materials. But, thanks to a new library program, residents in some parts of the library district will now have some items available a
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2014 Clinton Christmas parade

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 2014
Candy from one of Santa's helpers on a motorcycle always does the trick. A crowd enjoyed the Clinton Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade on Saturday afternoon. See more photos from the parade in Friday's Clinton Journal.
Gordon Woods / Journal
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New DeWitt County Board sworn in

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 2014
CLINTON -- A capacity crowd was present in Court Room A on Monday as new members of the DeWitt County Board took their oaths of office and met to reorganize after the November election.
Cris Rogers, Randy Perring, Terry Ferguson, Christy Pruser, Melonie Tilley and Sue Whitted were sworn in by DeWitt County Clerk Dana Smith. Ferguson, Tilley and
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County board passes FY 2015 budget, levy without last minute changes

Posted: Tuesday, Dec 2nd, 2014
CLINTON --A number of items related to the county's 2015 budget and levy were tabled Thursday, along with some the outgoing board earlier tried unsuccessfully to pass.
The county board approved the fiscal year 2015 budget and levy at its final November meeting. In the process, a majority of the board members tabled five items in order to block
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