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Sweet Corn Supplier Found For Mendota Festival

MENDOTA- The 73rd annual Sweet Corn Festival will once again have plenty of the namesake crop that have brought thousands to Mendota every August.   The Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that a supplier of sweet corn has been found, but that the donor wishes to remain anonymous. ...Read more

Bureau County schools awarded field trip grant

SPRINGFIELD – More than 7,000 students, including those in Bureau County, will visit state parks, museums and other natural resources sites this year through a grant awarded to their schools. 6th through 8th graders at Allen School and LaMoille School will be going to Lorado Taft Field in ...Read more

Library survey to be issued to LaSalle residents

LASALLE – LaSalle Public Library will be issuing a survey to the community along with the monthly water bill. Alderman Joe Jepson says the survey’s purpose is to identify the services that are most utilized with the potentially to improve and expand  the benefits of the library. Those ...Read more

Thornton Park Project begins this summer

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa’s Thornton Park project is slated to begin this summer. The master plan for the park includes upgrades like a splash pad and remodeling the tennis and pickle ball courts. Recently, the city was awarded a $300,000 grant with the Illinois Department of ...Read more

Thornton Park Project begins this summer

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa’s Thornton Park project is slated to begin this summer. The master plan for the park includes upgrades like a splash pad and remodeling the tennis and pickleball courts. Recently, the city was awarded a $300,000 grant with the Illinois Department of Natural ...Read more