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  1. Police: Watch out for slick roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 8 | The News-Gazette

    That's the word from state police who are responding to crashes and vehicles sliding off the road throughout Champaign and Coles counties and on Interstates 57, 72 and 74. Consistent light snow, heavy winds, and dropping temperatures are causing the road to ice up in all areas," says a release from the state police's District 10 headquarters in Pesotum.

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  2. Area history, Feb. 7, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Feb 7 | The News-Gazette

    In 1916: John Hirschfeld, a brewery agent residing in Champaign, last week filed with the Pesotum town clerk a petition asking that the anti-saloon question be resubmitted to the voters in Pesotum. Two years ago Pesotum voted "dry" after having been in the license column for six years.

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  3. State police: Both lanes open on I-57 near PesotumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The News-Gazette

    Illinois State Police said a fully engulfed truck resulted in delays on Interstate 57 northbound at milepost 223.5, about three miles north of Pesotum.

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  4. Fire clogs I-57 near PesotumRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 1 | The News-Gazette

    Illinois State Police said a fully engulfed truck has resulted in the blocking of Interstate 57 northbound at milepost 223.5, about three miles north of Pesotum.

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  5. Snowy morning commute brings headachesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 20 | The News-Gazette

    ... very light snow so Friday we may have blowing and drifting. This snow is dry, it's just like powder," Wingler said. PESOTUM - Illinois State troopers and other first responders are handling several crashes brought on by this morning's snow. Troopers ...

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  6. Area history, Jan. 19, 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | The News-Gazette

    ... discovery of what is believed to be the first commercially successful oil well in Champaign County was reported in Pesotum by M.H. Richardson of Decatur. Pumping at the site west of U.S. 45 and about 21/2 miles south of Pesotum is scheduled to start ...

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  7. Area Update: PBL officials discuss plan to boost technologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 29, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... to that, kids can get their pictures taken with Santa Claus from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Laura Trovillion Photography. PESOTUM : The village board discussed ways to improve the management of the fields at Hartman Park, with Trustee Beth Wise suggesting a ...

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  8. Tom's Mailbag, Nov. 20, 2015Read the original story

    Nov 20, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Good week at the mailbag with the usual questions about streets and street repairs, plus developments in town. But we got some interesting questions about the decision to cancel classes Thursday at Parkland College, faux Southwestern bungalow courts at two locations in Champaign-Urbana; how prevalent bald eagles suddenly have become; remembering a tall, privately owned waterslide along I-57 in Pesotum; bad grammar; bad behavior in the Legislature; civil disobedience by the Ford County Board; and a free speech question to state Sen. Chapin Rose.

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  9. Those Who Served: Keeping lines of communication open in KoreaRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 16, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... communications wire. He also spent five days in Japan for rest and recreation, and even ran into an old friend from Pesotum. Gilles, 87, originally from Pesotum, moved to Tuscola and graduated from Champaign High. He was drafted and sent to Korea in ...

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  10. ISP District 10 conducting Special Patrols in NovemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    PESOTUM Illinois State Police District 10 Commander Captain Louis Kink announces officers across Vermilion, Macon and Champaign Counties will be conducting special Traffic Enforcement Patrols . This program involves a combination of increased enforcement and public information designed to raise public awareness and compliance to all traffic laws.

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  11. Area history, Nov. 12, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 12, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... and Pogue to the lineup. In 1965: At 70 miles an hour, traffic now is moving on Interstate 57 between Champaign and Pesotum, with officials predicting it will carry 6,100 vehicles a day in its first year. By 1985, it will carry 14,000 a day, ...

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  12. 'What was going through my mind is, 'I hope they make it''Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 29, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    In the last 10 days, Mike Roberson lost a close uncle in a freak work accident, had his home consumed by fire and helped rescue several members of a family in a wreck on Interstate 57. "After the storm calms, I just want to sleep for about a week," said the 40-year-old Naperville man whose heroic efforts saved six of nine occupants of a van belonging to a Willowbrook family who lost one family member. Roberson was on his way home from the funeral of his uncle in Memphis about 9:20 p.m. Wednesday, headed north on 57 between Pesotum and Tolono, when he saw a van in front of him fishtailing.

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  13. 9 hurt in rollover on Interstate 57 crash near TolonoRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... firefighters were called to the pond near County Road 800N about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Firefighters from Savoy and Pesotum, as well as the Cornbelt Fire Protection District dive team, provided mutual-aid assistance. Grimm said the vehicle left the ...

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  14. Spilled blocks result in second I-57 accidentRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Illinois State Police are handling the rollover of a semitrailer tractor truck near milepost 217 on Interstate 57 between Pesotum and Tuscola. Police said the semi was headed south around 6:24 a.m. and was carrying 30,000 pounds of tar blocks, which have scattered on the right shoulder and driving lane.

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  15. Semi rollover on I-57 southbound near PesotumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Police said the semi was headed south some time prior to 8 a.m. and was carrying 33,000 pounds of tar blocks, which have scattered on the right shoulder and driving lane. Drivers can expect slight delays until at least 11 a.m. as a tow truck and recovery crews work to clear the area.

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  16. Area history, Oct. 8, 2015Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... catches fire but someone always discovers it before much damage is done. In 1965: The opening of Interstate 57 from Pesotum to Interstate 74 northwest of Champaign is tentatively set for Nov. 11, officials disclosed yesterday. Gov. Otto Kerner has ...

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  17. Men of steelRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... pals. His grandfather worked part-time at the plant during World War II. "Him and a bunch of the farmers in the (Pesotum area) would work out here in the winter and then they were in the fields in the summer," he said. "But I never expected that I'd ...

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  18. 'I want to save people's lives'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Captain Louis Kink, the new commander of Illinois State Police District 10 in Pesotum, getting settled in to his new office. Drug dealers and gun runners, beware: There's a new commander in charge of Illinois State Police District 10, and he's coming for you.

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  19. Latest USDA Illinois Crop ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    Chris Hausman picks corn in a field east of the Cargill elevator in Pesotum on Monday Sept. 14, 2015.

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  20. Those Who Served: At base on Vietnam-Cambodia border, 'you stayed alert at night'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2015 | The News-Gazette

    ... you were in Cambodia," he says. "You stayed alert at night. There could always be an attack." Sylvester grew up near Pesotum, played sports at Unity High School and thought he'd escaped the draft when he got called up at age 25. He was working as an ...

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