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New Art Installation on Tap for Streator

STREATOR – A Chicago-Mendota based artist will continue to craft the city of Streator with a second mural. Ray Paseka member of NCI Artworks first installed the “Heritage Park Vintage Wall” in Streator as part of the Silo Pathways Tour. Paseka’s next project will be the ...Read more

Unemployment Rates Decrease

OTTAWA – July unemployment rates dipped further in the area according to the Department of Unemployment Security. The unemployment rate in LaSalle County is at 5.3 percent, which dropped 2 tenths of a percent compared to last year, but still higher than the state average of 4.2 percent. ...Read more

Counterfeit Cash Alert

OTTAWA – Counterfeit money is being passed around Ottawa according to the Ottawa Police. The Ottawa Police began alerting people Tuesday that a number of counterfeit 100 dollar bills are making their way around the city. The bills have been made using “washed” out ten dollar ...Read more

Mendota Man Wins $500,000 Lottery Prize

MENDOTA – A scratch off Illinois Lottery ticket purchased in Mendota yielded a resident a $500,000 prize. David Buster plans on taking a vacation to the Bahamas and purchase a new car, plus pay for his stepson’s wedding. Buster says he has been playing the Illinois Lottery for 20 ...Read more

LaSalle Alderman Wants Change in Dog Ordinance

LASALLE – A motion to address changes to the LaSalle City Code relating to pets was passed in a council meeting Monday. After a puppy was killed by a neighboring dog last month in LaSalle, Alderman James Demes is pushing for a stricter ordinance. Demes related it to a Senate Bill called, ...Read more

No Injuries After Crash Near Paw Paw

PAW PAW – A man reportedly fell asleep while driving home from work early Monday morning, striking a Semi Truck, a utility pole and rolling several times. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office before 7 AM a 20-year-old Paw Paw man was traveling west in a car on Chicago Road ...Read more

Bergner’s Closing

PERU – Bergner’s in Peru is seeing its last days. The retail giant, whose first store opened in Peoria in 1889, will be closing its doors forever on Wednesday, August 29th. Bergner’s parent company The Bon Ton Stores, which operated more than 260 department stores under several ...Read more