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Disaster declaration issued for 17 Illinois counties

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal disaster declaration has been issued for more than a dozen Illinois counties affected by this year’s historic flooding. The U.S. Small Business Administration is making low-interest loans available to businesses, homeowners and renters to replace or repair ...Read more

First Responders Pensions Could Rise in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota Aldermen discussed the police and fire pension at Monday night’s city council meeting. Alderman Bill Hunt announced that the police pension fund would be increased by 4.47%, up to just over $611,000, with the fire pension fund increasing by .81% to around $182,000. Hunt ...Read more

LaSalle implements rules for food trucks

LASALLE – LaSalle’s City Council approved a number of rules for food trucks that wish to vend in the city. At Monday night’s council meeting, city Attorney presented several ordinances previously discussed to be approved for food truck sales. Mobile food vendors will only be allowed in ...Read more

Farmers weeks behind in harvesting

LASALLE CO. – Harvest season is continuing to pose challenges for farmers across LaSalle County. Illinois Farmers are weeks behind in harvesting mainly due to the various weather extremes that began in the Spring. Now they’re faced with cold and wet grounds from recent rain and ...Read more