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Basketball courts in Mendota vandalized

MENDOTA – The two full sized basketball courts located at Strouss Park in Mendota have incurred some damage over the last few weeks.   The damage is not bad enough to prevent play, but the volunteers with the Optimist and the Lions Club say the cost to replace the broken tiles are diverting ...Read more

2020 street maintenance proposals in Peru

PERU – The city of Peru’s street ratings system is out and up to seven streets in each ward are proposed for maintenance this year. The Pavement Surface Evaluation and Rating system program was completed by Peru’s engineering department in the winter 2019, evaluating every ...Read more

St. Patrick’s Parade in LaSalle this weekend

LASALLE – The city of LaSalle’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be the biggest yet. Around 100 floats and four different marching bands will be parading along First Street in downtown LaSalle on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Parade route starts at Bucklin & 2nd Streets. There will be ...Read more

2020 census online starts Thursday

SPRINGFIELD – The first day to complete the 2020 Census online is Thursday. The Illinois Department of Human Services says the online questionnaire is the easiest way to get counted and can be accessed from a smart phone, tablet, computer and terminals at local libraries. The census is nine ...Read more