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Bureau County veteran honored by Quilts of Valor

PRINCETON – The Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor group and the Princeton Flags of Freedom Organization honored a Bureau County veteran at Tuesday nights board meeting. Ralph Anderson was recognized for his service in the Korean War with a handmaid quilt that was wrapped around him, ...Read more

Visitation Thursday for Mendota Teen

MENDOTA – Visitation is scheduled for Thursday evening for a Mendota teen who passed away Sunday.  Benjamin Bokus was heavily involved in sports at Mendota High School, where he graduated from in 2018.  Former Mendota High Football Coach Brock Sondgeroth said Monday that “Ben will ...Read more

Plans for new Spring Valley Park

SPRING VALLEY – The city of Spring Valley approved of a property donation to make a park. The Casford family donated property north of Illinois River on Spaulding Street with the stipulation that it would be transformed into a park. Park Board members say they’re proud to have received a ...Read more

Pedicabs coming to LaSalle; Utica

LASALLE – The LaSalle City Council agreed to go forward with a pedicab business proposal at Monday night’s city council meeting. Ken Mollan of Starved Rock Pedicab, LLC spoke to council members about obtaining a business license for pedicabs to operate in downtown LaSalle. He explained ...Read more