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LaSalle curb improvements kick off this summer

  LASALLE – LaSalle will be upgrading curbs around town this summer. According to City Engineer Brian Brown, two main mill and overlay projects will start this summer to improve curbs, sidewalks, and ADA ramps. Crosat Street from 5th to 11th Street will begin in June and Route 351 from ...Read more

County unemployment rates lower in February

  SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment rates dropped in February according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. LaSalle County remains highest in unemployment locally at 7.4%, but decreased from 8.5% last month. Putnam and Bureau County are averaging between 6.4% a ...Read more

Election Day in Illinois

OTTAWA – The polls opened at 6 AM Tuesday for the spring election in the state of Illinois. Many civic positions are on the ballot today, including contested mayoral races in Utica, Peru and Spring Valley. Also on the ballot dozens of other races for positions in most communities. Polling ...Read more