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LaSalle approves agreement with hotel developers

LASALLE -Alderman voted to approve an ordinance approving a redevelopment agreement between LaSalle and Kaskaskia Development, LLC, and CL Real Estate Development, LLC at Monday night’s city council meeting. Although some alderman expressed concern for parking at the hotel, Nathan Watson, ...Read more

Accidental Fire Damages Streator Home

STREATOR – One bedroom and the living room suffered damage but nobody was home at the scene of a house fire Monday night in Streator.   The Streator Fire Department say a neighbor walking their dog discovered smoke and called 911 to report the fire in the 600 block of South Otter Street ...Read more

Spring Valley to impose recreational cannabis tax

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley’s City Council approved imposing a municipal tax on cannabis. At Monday’s city council meeting, an ordinance amending the city’s municipal code by enacting a cannabis retailers occupation tax was passed. Attorney Jim Andreoni says the state will be ...Read more

Ottawa man receives excellence award for reporting

LAS VEGAS – An Ottawa man received an award for excellence for his reporting of the first full-time news reporter to wear a traditional Muslim head scarf on air.  The Voice of America’s Midwest correspondent, Kane Farabaugh, received the award for excellence at the Religion News ...Read more