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No Injuries After Tractor Trailer Rollover

MENDOTA – A Walnut man was not hurt after the tractor trailer he was driving rolled over Monday afternoon north of Meriden.   Around 4 p.m. Mendota and Troy Grove Fire Departments were called to a propane tanker that had left the roadway on East 7th Rd/Angling Road near the Lee County ...Read more

Corn Holding Up Even If Prices Aren’t

OTTAWA – Crops are entering their most critical month, according to the LaSalle County Farm Bureau. Despite not having rain these past few weeks, President David Isermann says corn crops are holding up well. The corn is far along in its journey to harvest, the most labor-intensive part of ...Read more

Oglesby Fundraising Begins Wednesday

OGLESBY – The city of Oglesby is planning pop-up fundraisers to help the cost of developing a downtown park. Kicking off Wednesday at 11AM, will be a luncheon to help offset the cost of upgrading Senica Square. City Clerk Stacy Mertes says the goal of the multi-phase project is to make a ...Read more

Hearing on Solar Farms Scheduled

MENDOTA – The city of Mendota will hold a public commission meeting to discuss solar farm usage. The council met Monday to finalize a hearing allowing public input into adding solar farms as a permitted use in the district. Committee members believe the meeting will be beneficial moving ...Read more

Vehicles Damaged in Marseilles Sunday

MARSEILLES – Two cars, two golf carts and an ATV were reported stolen on Sunday northeast of Marseilles and later recovered damaged.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office two juveniles and a 21-year-old Marseilles man allegedly were responsible for taking the vehicles.  The ...Read more

New Health Care Scholarship for IVCC

OGLESBY – The family of former Illinois Valley resident Michelle Mertel Nuckles recently established a healthcare scholarship in her memory with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. Nuckles died in March 2017 at age 36 following complications from a spinal cord injury suffered ...Read more

Cause of Friday Tonica Fire Being Investigated

TONICA – The cause of the Friday garage fire in Tonica is still under investigation.    After 9 p.m. a call was received of a fire in the 500 block of South First Street that destroyed the structure and damage the adjacent home.  Chief Stremlau of the Tonica Fire Department is asking ...Read more

Aurora Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

MENDOTA – An Aurora man was arrested and charged with burglary and theft after the Mendota Police began asking the public for help on social media. Beginning on Friday multiple residents along Burlington Street in the 1000 and 1100 blocks reported vehicles being entered and garages with items ...Read more

Vehicle and Garage Burglaries Over Weekend

MENDOTA- The Mendota Police are advising residents to lock their vehicles and garages after a number of burglaries over the weekend. Since Friday a number of vehicle and garage thefts have occurred along Burlington Street from the 1000 block to the 1100 block and along Michigan and Wisconsin Ave. ...Read more