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Bureau County Approves Solar Project

PRINCETON – A solar farm was approved by the Bureau County Board Tuesday night. Despite the Zoning Board Administration’s recommended denial of the solar project, the board approved conditional use with stipulations included for Clean Energy Design Group. Conditions included implementing ...Read more

Bicentennial Passport Program concludes with prizes

LASALLE – While the Illinois Bicentennial Passport Program may be over, passports are still being handed in to the I & M Canal Corridor Association for prizes. According to Program Coordinator Mara Moore, over 50 passports have been received from the program to win prizes for the number ...Read more

Hemp Cultivation on 2018 Federal Farm Bill

SPRINGFIELD – The Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to pass the new Farm Bill, voting 87-13. According to LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann, while the bill is yet to be ratified, a compromise from the Senate and the House Agriculture Committees added the legalization of ...Read more

Land for Roundabout to be Annexed Soon

PERU – The city of Peru will make a motion at the end of the month to annex land for a roundabout road project. In a city council meeting on Monday, an agenda item was placed for the city’s next council meeting to make a motion to zone and annex 13 acres along Peoria Street and Plank ...Read more