Streator strē´tər [key], city (1990 pop. 14,121), La Salle and Livingston counties, N central Ill., on the Vermillion River inc. 1882. It is an industrial center with diverse manufactures. Coal, discovered in the early 1860s, was the principal source of livelihood until the deposits were exhausted (c.1900). Several state parks are in the area.

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