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Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the producer at Parkland’s Staerkel Planetarium who also serves as an educator and a technician.

Here is a list of street closures and road construction in East Central Illinois, provided by public works offices: (If your public works department wants to send one, submit it via email to breaking@news-gazette.com.)

 

Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the producer at Parkland’s Staerkel Planetarium who also serves as an educator and a technician.