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Recycling Events set for 2020

OTTAWA – The first of four electronic recycling events for LaSalle County in 2020 is planned to take place in just over a month. Brian Gift, LaSalle County’s director of Environmental Services and Land Use department announced at Thursday’s County Board meeting that the first event will ...Read more

Wind chill advisory, temps falling below zero

  UNDATED – Tonight north-central Illinois will face the coldest temperature of the season, as a wind chill advisory takes effect through Friday morning. According to National Weather Service Meteorologist Jake Petr, the lowest wind chill value is forecast for negative 15 degrees by ...Read more

Woman killed in DeKalb County Crash

MALTA – A woman has died after a two-vehicle crash Wednesday in DeKalb County.   According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, they say around 5:30 PM 20-year-old Millacent K Miller was traveling east on Route 38 near Malta Road when she reportedly lost control and entered the ...Read more

Illinois First State to Test for Novel Coronavirus

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health is now able to conduct testing for the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Illinois is the first state to be able to do in-state testing. According to the IDPH, once specimens from individuals are received at the Chicago IDPH laboratory, test ...Read more

Person identified in crash on I-80

  UTICA – A LaSalle woman was identified as the victim in the Tuesday fatal accident on I-80. According to the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, 32-year-old Chelsea B. Davis of LaSalle, formerly of Streator, passed away as a result of a multi-vehicle crash near Utica. According to the Illinois ...Read more

Cannabis Tax a go in Bureau County

PRINCETON – Bureau County Board voted to approve a retailers’ occupation tax for cannabis at Tuesday night’s meeting. The board has been discussing the 3% tax for the county for months, as April 1st is the deadline for adopting municipality tax ordinances. Bureau County Board will ...Read more