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Dry September Helping Farmers

OTTAWA  – Septembers dry spell is turning out to be a positive turn of events for LaSalle County farmers.   According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, the excellent weather conditions have made it easier for farmers to harvest the corn crop. He says mother ...Read more

Blue Jay Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

OTTAWA – Another bird that was collected, a dead blue jay, has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the LaSalle County Health Department, the bird was collected in Marseilles and tested on Wednesday. The first human death attributed to the virus this year in Illinois occurred ...Read more

Police Seek Clues in Princeton Pharmacy Burglary

PRINCETON – Early on Monday morning a burglary allegedly took place at a pharmacy in Princeton and the police are seeking help in locating individuals seen nearby. In a social media post, Princeton Police are seeking information on two subjects seen walking in security footage after ...Read more

Illinois governor hopefuls to meet for 1st debate

CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrat J.B. Pritzker are meeting for their first debate of the Illinois governor’s race. Rauner is trying to win a second term against Pritzker, a billionaire heir to the Hyatt hotel fortune who’s never held public office. Polls have ...Read more

Rash of Vehicle Burglaries in Dalzell

DALZELL – A rash of vehicle burglaries reported on Wednesday have caused the Dalzell Police Department to seek the public’s help in locating those who may be involved.   On Wednesday it was reported that eight vehicles, all unlocked, were entered in the village in the early morning ...Read more