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Peru Adds Sticker Option For Waste

PERU – The City of Peru city council says residents will get to use waste bags of their choice, using a city sticker.  City Clerk Dave Bartley said in a meeting on Monday that procuring problems in Public Works has led the city to allow any biodegradable waste bags, as long as a designated

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Time Running Out to Pay Property Taxes

OTTAWA – Certified letters will be issued to LaSalle County residents if they don’t pay their taxes by Friday, according to the LaSalle County Treasurer’s Office. In a letter from LaSalle County Treasurer James Spelich, real estate taxes must be paid on or before Friday at 8

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OSF HealthCare Caregivers Honored

OTTAWA – A Registered Nurse and a Patient Care Technician were two recent recipients of the DAISY and Sunflower Awards offered by OSF HealthCare.  Both caregivers were honored during a brief ceremony held on September 24, 2018. Paula Zimmerman, RN, of Ottawa was given the DAISY Award which

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Unemployment on the Rise Locally

CHICAGO – Unemployment rates are on the rise in the area. The unemployment rate for August in LaSalle County was at 5.4 percent, which is up a tenth of a percent compared to last month. Both Bureau and Putnam County also saw an increase of unemployment with Bureau at 4.5 percent and Putnam

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Yogurt Truck Crash Injures One

LASALLE – A passenger in a loaded yogurt truck was injured in a two vehicle accident in Bureau County Thursday morning. According to Illinois State Police just after 10 a.m., a tractor-trailer operated by 54-year-old James Johnson of Florida, was traveling west on I-80 in the area of

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Friday is World Rabies Day

OTTAWA – Raising awareness and fighting a preventable disease is the message being spread Friday on World Rabies Day. The LaSalle County Health Department and organizations nationwide are helping spread the word on a disease that kills more than 59,000 people each year. Rabies is a virus

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