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Southland closes books on 2014’s top news

The federal government’s stamp of approval for a controversial highway project and the completion of the first phase of a long-awaited interchange were among the top news stories in the Southland this year.

A judge’s ruling that will close a local shopping mall, voter approval of term limits that will end the tenure of a long-serving mayor in one community, and the settlement of a lawsuit over a village’s use of tainted well water were also in the headlines.

Here, in no particular order of importance, are some of the more noteworthy news items of 2014…Please click here to read Mike Nolan’s story in the Southtown Star.

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