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Village of Dana water gallon storage completed

  STREATOR  – Rehabilitation of a 68,000-gallon water storage tank has been completed in the Village of Dana.  According to Illinois American Water, the $400,000 investment will extend the life of the 115-foot-tall storage tank located on Walnut Street, and ensures safe drinking water. ...Read more

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