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Food For Fines Returns to Area Libraries

SPRING VALLEY – Libraries across LaSalle, Putnam and Grundy County are taking in food donations in exchange for library fines. This is the ninth year area libraries have cooperated benefiting food pantries and forgiving fines through the annual Food for Fines programs. The libraries will

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Wallace Fire Gets Grant for Gear

OTTAWA – The Wallace Fire Protection District received a federal grant of over $77,000 to finance personal protective equipment. The award was given through the US Fire Administration Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to

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Grant For Sidewalks Explored in LaSalle

LASALLE – The city of LaSalle is hoping to improve the sidewalks children take to school. Economic Development Director Katherine Toraason says the Illinois Safe Routes to School Grant, provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will help fund repair of damaged sidewalks within

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Statewide Gas Prices Fall Slightly

CHICAGO – State gas prices have gone down 3 cents per gallon compared to last month according to the American Automobile Association.  Local gas prices for LaSalle County have seen an increase of just 2 cents, while Bureau County is up by nearly 10 cents compared to last month, with

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Large Field Fire Saturday South of Mendota

MENDOTA – Around noon on Saturday a large field fire started south of the city of Mendota and spread eastward across East 3rd road and North 4050th Road.   Many area departments responded to battle the fast moving fire through harvested fields.    The National Weather Service had issued

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