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Dry September Helping Farmers

OTTAWA  – Septembers dry spell is turning out to be a positive turn of events for LaSalle County farmers.   According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, the excellent weather conditions have made it easier for farmers to harvest the corn crop. He says mother

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Blue Jay Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

OTTAWA – Another bird that was collected, a dead blue jay, has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the LaSalle County Health Department, the bird was collected in Marseilles and tested on Wednesday. The first human death attributed to the virus this year in Illinois occurred

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Rash of Vehicle Burglaries in Dalzell

DALZELL – A rash of vehicle burglaries reported on Wednesday have caused the Dalzell Police Department to seek the public’s help in locating those who may be involved.   On Wednesday it was reported that eight vehicles, all unlocked, were entered in the village in the early morning

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DHS Awards Streator Fire Grant

STREATOR – Streator’s Fire Department will be getting some upgrades to their emergency equipment. Nearly $120,000 was awarded by The Department of Homeland Security to acquire new devices, including new heart monitors, defibrillators and CPR devices. According to Fire Chief Gary Bird, the

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