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Construction begins on I-39

DIXON – Construction work on I-39 at Beemerville Road, 3 miles south of US Route 30, will begin on Wednesday, weather permitting. The project consists of cleaning and painting the steel on the structure carrying Beemerville Road over I-39. lane closures will be required for I-39 northbound ...Read more

TIF for Peru Mall Approved at City Council Meeting

PERU – Peru City Council Members voted to approve a TIF for the redevelopment of Peru Mall at Monday night’s city council meeting. Several members of the council expressed their support for the redevelopment plan, stating that they appreciated that the owners of Peru Mall, GK Development, ...Read more

Ottawa minor arrested in Marseilles home invasion

MARSEILLES – A 17-year-old Ottawa male was arrested after a home invasion in Marseilles on Sunday. According to LaSalle County Sheriff’s, they responded to the 2700 block of East 2625th Road for a reported home invasion in progress. Authorities say the owners reportedly  subdued the ...Read more

Former Mendota High School Teacher Arrested

MENDOTA – A former Mendota High School teacher was taken into custody after an investigation into sexual misconduct with a student, Friday. According to the Mendota Police Department, they and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services opened a criminal investigation into ...Read more