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SURF Broadband could be coming to Oglesby next

OGLESBY – A new internet provider could be coming to Oglesby that is capable of faster speeds than currently available. SURF Air Wireless LLC made a brief presentation Monday night at the Oglesby City Council Meeting. The LaPorte, Indiana company already has an agreement with the community of ...Read more

Mendota sells; acquires property Monday night

MENDOTA – The City of Mendota has sold municipally owned property and purchased another Monday night. The City Council voted to sell 1017 Main Street for $105,000, a property that was previously bought by the city with TIF money last year. The city also chose to purchase a business property at ...Read more

LaSalle author to discuss recent book at IVCC

  OGLESBY – LaSalle native and author James Janko will discuss his most recent book, “What We Don’t Talk About,” at noon on Wednesday at Illinois Valley Community College. Janko is the author of two award-winning novels, “Buffalo Boy and Geronimo” and “The Clubhouse ...Read more

Buffalo Grove man killed 4 family members, himself

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (AP) — Police say a suburban Chicago man killed his wife, two young children and mother inside their home last week before fatally stabbing himself. Police officers found the two girls and three adults dead Wednesday at the home in the Lake County village of Buffalo Grove. ...Read more