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Murder Charges Filed in Infants Death

OTTAWA- A LaSalle man is facing three murder charges after allegedly suffocating his infant son with a pillow on Sunday.   LaSalle Police say 23 year-old Kenneth N. Herbst has first degree murder charges stemming from an incident in the 900 block of Grant Street in LaSalle.   Court documents

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Housing Rehab Surveys for Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY -North Central Illinois Council of Governments will assist residents of Spring Valley in filling out a housing rehabilitation survey next week. The survey was issued to residents of the project neighborhood area on West Dakota Street, west of North Power Street, north of East

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Tires Punctured in Mendota Neighborhood

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department is asking for help in locating the person or persons responsible for vehicle vandalism last week. Authorities say that a total of seven vehicles reported tires damaged, leaving some with two flat tires. Police are asking anyone with any security

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Arrest Made in Morris Homicide Investigation

MORRIS – A suspect in the stabbing death of a Morris man has turned himself into the police.   Authorities say that 32 year-old Kasim Baker was taken into custody Monday by the Joliet Police Department without incident. Baker allegedly was involved in the death of 65 year-old Daniel Smiley

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LaSalle Yard Waste Pickup Begins April 1st

LASALLE – LaSalle Mayor Jeff Grove informed residents that April 1st would be the start of yard waste pickups, weather permitting. He explained at Monday night’s City Council Meeting that residents needed to call City Hall in order to get in the list for yard waste pickup. Grove also said

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Sewer project grant plans moves forward

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley is pursuing a community development block grant for sewer projects. The city made a motion to approve the application fees of the project assisted through the North Central Illinois Council of Governments at Monday’s meeting. If approved, the CDBG grant would

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