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Progress on Drug Court Continues

OTTAWA – The proposed LaSalle County Adult Drug Court Program will soon be in action, although LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly cautions that it will take time to get up and running. She indicated that they need to hire an additional probation officer that will need

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Girl Scouts Donate to Ottawa

OTTAWA – An Ottawa Girl Scouts troop raised money to improve an Ottawa park. Troop #1806 raised $250.50 through fundraising, which they chose to donate to the city with the intention of them putting in a new water fountain at a local park. The troop presented the money at Tuesday’s city

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Morris Police Report Car Decal Check Scam

MORRIS – The Morris Police Department released a bulletin about a scam a resident received involving possibly advertising on their vehicle and a fraudulent check. A woman received an unsolicited text about putting a graphic for a beer company on her vehicle in exchange for $500. The check

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Business Burglary in Mendota Monday

MENDOTA- A burglary at a restaurant in the 1600 block of 13th Ave in Mendota has local authorities looking for help in identifying a suspect.   In surveillance footage released by the Mendota Police Department, a person early Monday morning can be seen breaking the door and entering the

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Fire Damages Utica Home

UTICA — A fire Wednesday evening in the 600 block of South Clark Street in Utica had many area departments responding.  Utica, LaSalle, Mendota, Naplate, Troy Grove, Wallace, Tonica, Oglesby Fire and EMS responded to the scene after a fire was reported before 8 p.m. Wednesday night.   No

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High Voting Turnouts for Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner conceded his re-election bid to Democrat JB Pritzker in the Illinois Governors race on Tuesday. Statewide, 54 percent of voters voted in favor of Pritzker. LaSalle County received a total voter turnout of 57 percent, a number more than doubling that of

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Results in for Illinois’ Key Races

CHICAGO – Results are in for key races in the state of Illinois. JB Pritzker beat Republican Bruce Rauner, in the governors race. Pritzker held a strong lead in most polls in area counties. He  will now be Illinois new Governor. Democrat Kwame Raoul won the Illinois Attorney Generals Race

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Paw Paw School Deactivation Votes Are In

PAW PAW – The votes are in for the fate of Paw Paw High School, a yes or no question that was posed on the ballot. The Paw Paw Board of Education  put the issue of deactivating Paw Paw High School beginning the 2019-2020 school-year and sending their students to Indian Creek High School.

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