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The heavy rain was blowing in visitors faces last night at Celebrations 150 outside Utica. However, Democrat faithfuls, no doubt, thought the trip to that venue was worthwhile to hear Democrat Chris Kennedy – candidate for Governor – rip Governor Rauner for all of the state's problems.

All area rivers have flood warnings at this time and are expected to exceed their banks sometime Sunday or early in the week. This includes the Illinois River at LaSalle, Ottawa and Henry, The Vermillion River at Leonore and the Fox River at Dayton. All rivers are below flood stage at the moment.

Due to heavy rainfall, LaSalle County Highway Department has closed Dee Bennett road from the county nursing home west to Route 178 outside of Utica. Many county roads had water issues in LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties Saturday evening. Expect road crews to be out removing debris left b…

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The Normal Cornbelters open their 2017 season at the Corncrib against the Gateway Grizzlies Tuesday May 16th.  Game time is 6:35 p.m.  Gates open at 5:35.  Call 309-454-2255 or go to NormalBaseball.com for tickets.

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