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Snowfall sets back harvesting

OTTAWA – A rare October snow that touched down in LaSalle County Wednesday morning is putting harvesting at a halt. Ideally during harvest time dry weather is needed to get heavy machinery across land, but with saturated fields there’s not much farmers can do.    Isermann says ...Read more

Agreement Approved With Mendota Teachers

MENDOTA – The Mendota Board of Education approved the collective bargaining agreement with the Mendota Education Association at Tuesday night’s meeting. The agreement included base salary increases of 4%, 4.5%, and 4% in years 1,2, and 3, respectively, and an increase in sick days. The ...Read more

Mayor of Bloomington helps Streator plan

STREATOR – Mayor of Bloomington, Tari Renner, assisted Streator’s council and departments heads with their strategic planning on Tuesday night. The general objective of strategic planning included utilizing an acronym “SWOT” a.k.a, addressing strengths, weakness, opportunities ...Read more