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Joe Biden wins Illinois Democratic Primary

  CHICAGO (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden has won the Illinois Democratic primary for president, widening his lead over rival Bernie Sanders in an election complicated by the coronavirus pandemic. Biden also won in Florida, which along with Arizona held its primary Tuesday. Ohio ...Read more

Oglesby City Council hires new police chief

OGLESBY – Scott Pavlock will be the city of Oglesby’s new police chief. The Lake Zurich man has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt along with being a former army reserves master chief. Oglesby’s city council approved the hire Monday night. Police Chief Jim ...Read more

Mendota Mayor given powers; Johnson appointed

MENDOTA – In light of the recent coronavirus pandemic, Mendota City Council approved an ordinance that would give Mayor David Boelk the authorization to declare a state of emergency at Monday’s meeting. Boelk assured aldermen and the public that this would only occur if necessary. In ...Read more

Food pantries make adjustments amid COVID_19

LASALLE – Illinois Valley Food Pantry and The Community Food Basket of Ottawa are implementing precautions. Illinois Valley Food Pantry will be open for normal food distribution with the following exceptions: Only one person will be allowed inside the pantry at a time. No children will be ...Read more

Food pantries implement precations amid COVID_19

LASALLE – Illinois Valley Food Pantry and The Community Food Basket of Ottawa are implementing precautions. Illinois Valley Food Pantry will be open for normal food distribution with the following exceptions: Only one person will be allowed inside the pantry at a time. No children will be ...Read more