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Mail price changes take effect next week

LASALLE – Mail price changes for the United States Post Office will take in effect on January 27th. In a release by the The United States Postal Service (USPS), the new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. 1 ounce letters, and

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Gas prices decline nationally and statewide

CHICAGO – The national gas price average is the lowest since December 2016, according to the American Automobile Association. As of today, the national gas price average is at $2.25 per gallon. On a statewide level, gas has decreased nearly ten cents compared to last month, averaging $2.17

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Morris Police Report Phone Scam

MORRIS – A Morris resident reported a scam last week in which he was contacted by a man requesting money. The resident told police that he had contacted a woman on Craiglist and inquired about meeting her before she refused. Days later, the man was received a call from someone claiming to

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Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Down in Mendota

MENDOTA – Motor fuel tax revenue for the city of Mendota is down nearly 2 percent compared to last year. In a city council meeting yesterday, it was announced that the shortfall of revenue could be a product of lower gas prices. According to the American Automobile Association, gas prices

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Ottawa Man Arrested on Felony Gun Charge

OTTAWA – An early Friday morning domestic altercation involving a gun resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old Ottawa man. According to the Ottawa Police Department, they say that in the early morning hours they were called to the 700 block of Westwood Drive for a report of a man with a gun.

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Utica Man Dies After Snowmobile Crash

UTICA – A Utica man is dead after a crash Saturday evening while snowmobiling along the I&M Canal. According to the Conservation Police, 58-year old Brian M. Kelly was traveling west near the walkway bridge around 6:40 p.m. at a significant speed when he lost control for unknown

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Snowmobile Crash on I&M Canal Saturday

UTICA – A Utica man was in critical condition at a Peoria hospital after a snowmobile crash on the I&M Canal Saturday.  According to the Conservation Police, the 58-year old was traveling west near the walkway bridge around 6:40 p.m. at a significant speed when he lost control for

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