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Roadwork begins Monday for I-80 north of LaSalle

    LASALLE – Road work will begin on I-80 near the Little Vermillion River north of LaSalle on Monday. Work consists of the construction of a cross-over and shoulder work. This is a preliminary project in order to facilitate staging traffic for an upcoming project to repair the ...Read more

Stabbing in Princeton on Thursday

  PRINCETON – The victim of a stabbing on Thursday in Princeton was airlifted to a Peoria Hospital and one man was arrested. Princeton Police say that they were called to Perry Memorial Hospital after the victim arrived. During the investigation, they determined that the person was ...Read more

Residents give input on Thornton Park upgrades

OTTAWA – Residents gathered at Thornton Park Thursday evening to voice their opinions on what future renovations should entail. Community development specialist Tami Koppen says after the city acquired the park five years ago from Edmund and Susan Thornton, it has been a goal of theirs to ...Read more

Unemployment rates steady this month

  OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have remained fairly steady after a significant decrease in May. According to local unemployment averages for June by the Illinois Department of Employment and Security, statewide numbers made a slight decrease, now at 4.3% of persons unemployed ...Read more