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LaSalle awarded grant for Rotary Park expansion

  LASALLE – After much anticipation, the city of LaSalle will soon be able to finance an over 100 acre expansion of Rotary Park. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources announced that the $400,000 grant will go towards the Rotary Park Expansion project. Economic Development ...Read more

Mendota man arrested twice in 24 hours

MENDOTA – A Mendota man was arrested twice within 24 hours on charges of retail theft and burglary. The Mendota police department say that on Friday they were called to investigate a reported retail theft at a grocery store. The following day, 21-year-old Brandon E. Thompson was arrested at the ...Read more

Friends of Track ask city for donation

MENDOTA – The Friends of the Track Fund Committee made an appearance at Monday night’s Mendota City Council Meeting. A representative from the committee explained that the Elementary School had just resurfaced the track and that the committee was trying to raise half of the cost in order ...Read more

Urgent call for blood donors, type ‘O’ needed

UNDATED  – The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage ...Read more