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Area Libraries Get Illinois State Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has announced the 2019 Illinois Public Library Capita and Equalization Grants, awarding over $15 million to libraries statewide. The funding is authorized under Illinois library law for public libraries, which allows ...Read more

One Injured in Princeton Incident

  PRINCETON – An early morning call to police about an incident in Princeton has an area cordoned off with police tape and one person taken to the hospital.  Princeton Police say that around 6:30 AM Tuesday they were called to the corner of Sarah Avenue and Hillview Drive.   No details ...Read more

LaSalle Awarded Grant for Sidewalks

LASALLE – LaSalle sidewalks will be receiving an upgrade after the city was awarded a $200,000 Safe Routes to School grant, which aims to help encourage children to bike or walk to school. Economic Development Director Katherine Koyak announced at Monday night’s City Council Meeting that ...Read more

Senator Pushes for Amtrak to keep Southwest Chief

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran is putting pressure on Amtrak to commit to the continued operation of the Southwest Chief passenger rail service that connects Chicago to Los Angeles. Moran recently delayed confirming three nominees to Amtrak’s board of directors in an effort to ...Read more