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Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Down in Mendota

MENDOTA – Motor fuel tax revenue for the city of Mendota is down nearly 2 percent compared to last year. In a city council meeting yesterday, it was announced that the shortfall of revenue could be a product of lower gas prices. According to the American Automobile Association, gas prices ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Felony Gun Charge

OTTAWA – An early Friday morning domestic altercation involving a gun resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old Ottawa man. According to the Ottawa Police Department, they say that in the early morning hours they were called to the 700 block of Westwood Drive for a report of a man with a gun. ...Read more

Utica Man Dies After Snowmobile Crash

UTICA – A Utica man is dead after a crash Saturday evening while snowmobiling along the I&M Canal. According to the Conservation Police, 58-year old Brian M. Kelly was traveling west near the walkway bridge around 6:40 p.m. at a significant speed when he lost control for unknown ...Read more

Snowmobile Crash on I&M Canal Saturday

UTICA – A Utica man was in critical condition at a Peoria hospital after a snowmobile crash on the I&M Canal Saturday.  According to the Conservation Police, the 58-year old was traveling west near the walkway bridge around 6:40 p.m. at a significant speed when he lost control for ...Read more

Oglesby Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

OGLESBY – Multiple agencies were involved in the arrest of an Oglesby man on Friday for child pornography possession. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office announced that 32-year-old Robert E. Tannenbaum Jr was taken into custody after a warrant was executed on a residence in the 600 ...Read more

Ottawa’s Thornton Park ice rink opening soon!

OTTAWA – The day may finally come to bring out those ice skates and enjoy Ottawa’s new NHL-sized ice rink. Commissioner James Less was happy to announce that Tuesday, January 22nd at 7 a.m. will be the official opening of the Thornton Park Ice Rink, weather permitting. The rink will ...Read more

State unemployment rate increases

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say the state’s unemployment rate rose to 4.3 percent in December. The Illinois Department of Employment Security also announced Thursday that nonfarm payrolls increased by nearly 14,000 jobs based on preliminary data. The November unemployment ...Read more