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Soil Cleanup Continuing at Elementary School

LASALLE – The Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup is nearing its end at Northwest Elementary School in LaSalle, but mother nature continues to hold things off. According to Superintendent Brian DiBernardi, the recent rainfall has postponed bringing in the new soil fill and ...Read more

Pet tortoise reunited with owner in DeKalb

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — A 17-year-old pet tortoise missing for several days has been united with its owner in DeKalb. The African sulcate tortoise named Henry went missing Tuesday. Owner Jerry Seablom says a friend accidentally left the gate to the backyard open. That’s where Henry lives in ...Read more

Illinois man gets 4 years for bank robberies

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for robbing two banks of nearly $30,000. The Rockford Register Star reports that 25-year-old Demontrion Phillips previously pleaded guilty to bank robbery with a dangerous weapon and bank robbery. During ...Read more