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First Responders Pensions Could Rise in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota Aldermen discussed the police and fire pension at Monday night’s city council meeting. Alderman Bill Hunt announced that the police pension fund would be increased by 4.47%, up to just over $611,000, with the fire pension fund increasing by .81% to around $182,000. Hunt ...Read more

LaSalle implements rules for food trucks

LASALLE – LaSalle’s City Council approved a number of rules for food trucks that wish to vend in the city. At Monday night’s council meeting, city Attorney presented several ordinances previously discussed to be approved for food truck sales. Mobile food vendors will only be allowed in ...Read more

Farmers weeks behind in harvesting

LASALLE CO. – Harvest season is continuing to pose challenges for farmers across LaSalle County. Illinois Farmers are weeks behind in harvesting mainly due to the various weather extremes that began in the Spring. Now they’re faced with cold and wet grounds from recent rain and ...Read more

Cops 4 Cancer Raises Funds Over the Weekend

PERU – The annual truckload sale for Cops 4 Cancer from Advantage Logistics brought hundreds into the Peru Mall to get great deals and raise money for a good cause. Over both days they raised $54,000 to help families in the area cope with cancer.         ...Read more

Illinois Valley Pads Shelter shows off expansion

PERU – Illinois Valley Pads Shelter opened house to present their major expansion on Saturday afternoon. The extended shelter now accommodates families with four designated rooms, additional office space for employees and a play room for kids. Board member John Sagi says the shelter that ...Read more