The Channel Cat Water Taxi will operate from 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. on the Fourth of July. The John Deere Commons landing, however, is closed because of flooding. The water taxi will resume regularly scheduled service Friday. For more information, go online to or call 309-788-3360.

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