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Peru Adds Sticker Option For Waste

PERU – The City of Peru city council says residents will get to use waste bags of their choice, using a city sticker.  City Clerk Dave Bartley said in a meeting on Monday that procuring problems in Public Works has led the city to allow any biodegradable waste bags, as long as a designated ...Read more

Woman Dies in Semi Crash in Livingston County

CULLOM – A woman from Champaign County has died after vehicle collided with a semi in rural Livingston County. In a release from the Livingston County Coroners office, the 58-year-old was in a car near Cullom, Illinois when she was in a crash with a semi-tractor trailer on Sunday afternoon. ...Read more

Time Running Out to Pay Property Taxes

OTTAWA – Certified letters will be issued to LaSalle County residents if they don’t pay their taxes by Friday, according to the LaSalle County Treasurer’s Office. In a letter from LaSalle County Treasurer James Spelich, real estate taxes must be paid on or before Friday at 8 ...Read more

OSF HealthCare Caregivers Honored

OTTAWA – A Registered Nurse and a Patient Care Technician were two recent recipients of the DAISY and Sunflower Awards offered by OSF HealthCare.  Both caregivers were honored during a brief ceremony held on September 24, 2018. Paula Zimmerman, RN, of Ottawa was given the DAISY Award which ...Read more

Unemployment on the Rise Locally

CHICAGO – Unemployment rates are on the rise in the area. The unemployment rate for August in LaSalle County was at 5.4 percent, which is up a tenth of a percent compared to last month. Both Bureau and Putnam County also saw an increase of unemployment with Bureau at 4.5 percent and Putnam ...Read more

Yogurt Truck Crash Injures One

LASALLE – A passenger in a loaded yogurt truck was injured in a two vehicle accident in Bureau County Thursday morning. According to Illinois State Police just after 10 a.m., a tractor-trailer operated by 54-year-old James Johnson of Florida, was traveling west on I-80 in the area of ...Read more