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Vote Delayed On LaSalle Cement Annex Question

LASALLE- The LaSalle City Council decided to reconvene Wednesday at 5pmafter Monday night’s meeting. After a presentation by Illinois Cement regarding the annexation and rezoning near Dimmick, the city council members then heard concerned residents give their opinion on whether or not council ...Read more

Fire destroys home of Illinois mayor

ALORTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in the southern Illinois community of Alorton say an early morning fire has destroyed the home of the town’s mayor. Alorton’s director of code enforcement, Anthony LeFlore, says authorities believe someone threw something into Mayor JoAnn ...Read more

Urgent Need for Blood Donations Continue

ILLINOIS – The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors to ensure blood is available for medical treatments and emergencies during the holiday season. According to the Red Cross, blood donations often decline during the holidays, along with severe winter weather causing blood ...Read more

Illinois Waterway Visitors Center Open 7 Day a Week

OTTAWA – The Illinois Waterway Visitor Center will now be open 7 days a week, as of Thursday. The visitor center, is located at Starved Rock Lock and Dam in Ottawa, and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District. The facility is open  from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to the ...Read more

Mendota 7th Grader Passes Away Suddenly

LASALLE – A child has died after collapsing at a basketball game Saturday in LaSalle.   Around 3:15 p.m. LaSalle EMS were called to Lincoln Junior High for the report of a child having a seizure.   The student was playing basketball for Mendota’s Holy Cross in a 7th grade tournament.   ...Read more

“Mamma Mia!” Auditions at IVCC

 OGLESBY – Auditions for the Illinois Valley Community College theatre department’s spring 2019 production of “Mamma Mia!” will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9 and 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10 in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. Callbacks will be Tuesday, Dec. 11. Auditions are ...Read more

Livingston County man dead in single vehicle crash

DWIGHT – Authorities say a single vehicle crash claimed the life of one Livingston County man early Friday morning. The Livingston County Coroner stated  that 22 year-old Collin Csecsinovits of Dwight, Illinois was pronounced dead at the scene just south of Dwight, at 2900 E. 2675 North ...Read more