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Dog Rescued From Frozen Earlville Pond

  EARLVILLE- A dog was rescued after finding himself in a pond Wednesday afternoon.   Hope Shannon had heard her dog Rizzo yelping, and discovered he had gotten himself trapped in a nearby pond.   The Earlville Fire Department was able to enter the water and rescue him in under 15 minutes. ...Read more

Bureau County Waits on Pot Tax

PRINCETON – Bureau County will decide on the sales tax on cannabis in the upcoming months. Taxing for both municipalities as well as unincorporated areas will need to be decided on before April 1st, 2020 in order to comply with the state’s deadline for adopting municipal tax ordinances. ...Read more

Rural Mendota Home Burns Monday Night

MENDOTA – A rural Mendota home was severely damaged after a Monday night house fire that may have started around the kitchen. Around 10 PM Mendota and Troy Grove Fire were called to the scene in the 3900 block of East 3rd Road for a fire that the occupants said they had escaped from.  ...Read more

Study on Peru Public Pool Costs to Begin

PERU – The city of Peru announced a feasibility study will begin regarding a public pool. Representatives from Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates spoke to the council on Monday night about the study that will look at what a public pool will cost the city. The feasibility study, which will ...Read more

No Decision This Year on County Pot Sales

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board will wait to act on approving or rejecting the sale of cannabis on unincorporated areas until January. The Zoning Board of Appeals had previously recommended that the County Board prohibit any sale of cannabis in unincorporated areas, and the Board discussed ...Read more

Methadone Tolerance Questioned During Cusick Trial

OTTAWA – A Forensic Toxicologist says Tracy Cusick’s death was not an overdose. 52-year-old Kenneth Cusick a former Ottawa fireman is accused of killing his wife Tracy by drowning her in a toilet in 2006. According to Dr. Christopher Long, toxicology reports show A blood alcohol content ...Read more

Cusick Trial Moves Ahead

OTTAWA – A Forensic Toxicologist takes the stand Monday to testify for prosecution in the murder trial of a former Ottawa Fireman. 52-year-old Kenneth Cusick is accused of drowning his wife, Tracy in a toilet in 2006. In conjunction with Tracy’s autopsy, a toxicology analysis was ...Read more