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Washington Times-Reporter - Washington, IL
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All available records indicate that when the founders of Pekin gave their town its name in 1830, they had in mind the renowned Chinese city of Peking (Beijing). Their new settlement on the east bank of the Illinois River would soon become the seat of government of Tazewell County, which had been established in 1827. But why was the county given the name "Tazewell"?

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Heath Paul Norman and Karson Ann Orrick, both of Pekin, are happy to announce their engagement. The couple plan a spring 2017 wedding.

Updated at 12:00 AM

Just when they thought they were out, they Battle Back-ed in. Victor returned to

Updated at 11:59 PM

A Morton athlete is headed to sunny Southern California.

Updated at 11:49 PM

Ian (Cameron Monaghan) may have thought he'd found the perfect partner to help him move on from...

Updated at 11:55 PM

To the editor: On March 23, 2016, my cousin, PFC Martin Rosenswipe lost his battle with PTSD. Each and every day 22 Veterans and 1 Active Duty Military Personnel take their life. As a Nation, we should be standing up and fighting for these men...

Updated at 11:51 PM

Several years ago when Ohio enacted legislation that provided an opportunity for offenders to wipe clean their record, Governor John Kasich said, "Who here doesn’t need to be redeemed? We are giving people a second...

Updated at 11:49 PM

I would really like to see Rio de Janeiro someday. Someday when it’s not hosting the Olympic Games, that is.

Updated at 11:38 PM

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