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Local gas prices drop this month

CHICAGO – LaSalle and Putnam county’s gas price average dropped over the past month. According to the American Automobile Association, Putnam County has the cheapest prices locally at $2.49 cents per gallon, over a ten cent decrease compared to last month. LaSalle County’s

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Strike Continues in Mendota, School Still Out

MENDOTA- No agreement was reached in a marathon negotiating session in Mendota that stretched until the early morning hours.   The District 289 teachers remain on strike and school was cancelled for the remainder of this week for the students who attend Blackstone, Northbrook and Lincoln.   

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Suspect in custody after pursuit Wednesday

PERU – A Chicago area man is in custody after an attempted drug arrest led to a pursuit Wednesday.   According to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team were involved in an undercover controlled buy of purported heroin when the suspect allegedly fled

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LaSalle Speedway posts ‘for sale’ sign

LASALLE – LaSalle Speedway is up for sale. The track posted a for sale sign on Wednesday afternoon. The track opened in 1947 as Tri-City Speedway and later became a Drive-In Theater in 1951. The track opened up again in 1992 as LaSalle Speedway until 2019. The track has hosted hundreds of

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