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Spring Valley’s FD in need of more volunteers

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley’s Fire Department is looking for more volunteers. In a city council meeting on Monday, Alderman Pellegrini addressed Chief Bogatitus’ concerns of lack of day time volunteers. According to Chief Bogatitus, the number of fire calls are increasing year ...Read more

Sludge pump problems in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY – A sewage pump in Spring Valley used to process and move waste fluids with high solids content is causing issues for the water treatment plant. In a city council meeting on Monday, City Engineer Mike Richetta addressed the on going sludge pump issue, that was discovered in ...Read more

Marseilles Police Investigate Monday Gunshots

MARSEILLES – The Marseilles Police report on Monday night around 9:30 p.m. that there was an incident where several shots were fired in the city.   They say that it took place in the 1000 block of Orange Ave and that the event was reportedly isolated.   The investigation is ongoing and ...Read more

J.B Pritzker takes oath as Illinois Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democrat J.B. Pritzker took the oath as Illinois governor, giving Democrats nearly unprecedented power at the Statehouse after four years of divided government only worsened the economic woes of a state, billions of dollars in debt. The 53-year-old heir to the Hyatt ...Read more

Farmers influenced by government shutdown

LASALLE – Farmers are experiencing the effects of the government shutdown, through vital departments like the USDA. According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, various loan and compensations programs for farmers are now inaccessible. Isermann says specialty ...Read more