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Streator city council to discuss marijuana matters

STREATOR – Streator’s city council will have a special meeting on Thursday to further discuss recreational marijuana matters. The city has yet to adopt the 3% sales tax that many cities in LaSalle County have approved. In a letter to council members, City Attorney Cheryl Churney says ...Read more

Walnut man killed in grain bin accident

  OHIO – Multiple fire departments from LaSalle and Bureau County were called on Monday afternoon for a man who fell into a grain bin in Ohio. According to Bureau County Coroner Janice Wamhoff, 57-year-old La Verne Molln of Walnut, died at his family farm after being trapped inside of ...Read more

Lee County Driver Airlifted After Crash

AMBOY – An Amboy man was airlifted to a Rockford hospital after a two vehicle crash Monday morning in rural Lee County.   The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that around 11 AM they were called to a collision on Route 26 near Ackert Road.  They say an SUV driven by 32-year-old Brian ...Read more

Peru Public Pool Proposal Pondered

PERU – Peru aldermen voted to go forward with an agreement with Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates to start a feasibility study for a public pool in Peru. The study would look at the cost of both construction and operation of a pool in Peru. Members of the community expressed their desire ...Read more

Phone Threat at Dixon High School Investigated

DIXON – Dixon High School was put under a brief soft lockdown after an alleged phone threat Monday morning.   Dixon High School said around 9 AM they received a telephone call from older male who stated, “The school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as ...Read more

Local unemployment rates fare steady

  CHICAGO – Local and statewide unemployment rates remained steady for the month of September. After county averages reduced during the month of August, numbers have remained similar if not less than of those in September. LaSalle and Putnam county’s unemployment rates are ...Read more