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Arrest Made in Morris Homicide Investigation

MORRIS – A suspect in the stabbing death of a Morris man has turned himself into the police.   Authorities say that 32 year-old Kasim Baker was taken into custody Monday by the Joliet Police Department without incident. Baker allegedly was involved in the death of 65 year-old Daniel Smiley ...Read more

LaSalle Yard Waste Pickup Begins April 1st

LASALLE – LaSalle Mayor Jeff Grove informed residents that April 1st would be the start of yard waste pickups, weather permitting. He explained at Monday night’s City Council Meeting that residents needed to call City Hall in order to get in the list for yard waste pickup. Grove also said ...Read more

Sewer project grant plans moves forward

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley is pursuing a community development block grant for sewer projects. The city made a motion to approve the application fees of the project assisted through the North Central Illinois Council of Governments at Monday’s meeting. If approved, the CDBG grant would ...Read more

Illinois farms get bigger, fewer as farmers age

EDWARDS, Ill. (AP) — The number of farms in Illinois is going down, but the remaining operations are growing bigger as aging farmers struggle to find successors, according to agricultural officials. The Illinois Farm Bureau says the state has 71,000 farms, down from 241,000 farms a century ...Read more