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OTTAWA, IL  – Gas prices are on the rise, though LaSalle County still has about the lowest prices in North Illinois.  According to AAA, gas prices in Illinois rose nearly 20 cents in the past month.  LaSalle County has the 2nd lowest average gas prices in North Illinois, nearly 18 cents ...Read more

Mendota Police warn of new dangerous drugs

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department reported that they have arrested multiple individuals in possession of a dangerous drug over the past 60 days. Authorities report that Flualprazolam, sometimes referred to as a designer benzodiazepine, is often marketed as a research chemical and ...Read more

Crews prepare for Starved Rock Lock Closure

UTICA – On Tuesday the US Army Corps of Engineers began removing silt, sand and debris from the Starved Rock Lock in preparation for reconstruction.  Starting on July 1st and continuing until the end October, the Illinois Consolidated Closures will close the locks to travel up and down the ...Read more