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Mendota teachers meet with district, Friday

MENDOTA – Mendota teachers are meeting at 4 p.m., Friday in an attempt to settle labor disputes with District 289. The parties will been at Mendota High School.The Mendota District 289 School board met Thursday night for their monthly meeting, and although current negotiations with the ...Read more

Streator Business Trick-or-Treating this weekend

STREATOR – Streator’s downtown businesses will host their annual trick-or-treat event this weekend. Trick-or-treaters can roam the business district and stop by nearly 50 participating businesses for goodies on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Event coordinator Toni Petit says ...Read more

Marquette Academy Presents: “Exit The Body”

Marquette Academy proudly presents, “Exit The Body” by Fred Carmichael on November 1st & 2nd at 8:00pm in Bader Gymnasium. Marquette Academy students Nathan Schere (Lyle Rogers, Jeffery LaFleur (Vernon Cookley), Nick Graham (Phillip Smith), and Abbey Thumm (Lillian Seymour) ...Read more

Grundy County Woman Killed in Crash

GARDNER – A crash between a tractor trailer and a passenger vehicle took the life of a Grundy County woman on Thursday evening.  According to the Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan 35-year-old Samantha M. Serena was reportedly traveling westbound on Goodfarm Road when she struck a ...Read more

LaSalle County Sheriff shares safe Halloween tips

OTTAWA – With Halloween coming up the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office shared tips on how to make sure your child visits a safe area when Trick or Treating. According to Sheriff Thomas Templeton there are 225 registered sex offenders in the county, and those with concerns can check ...Read more

Local gas prices drop this month

CHICAGO – LaSalle and Putnam county’s gas price average dropped over the past month. According to the American Automobile Association, Putnam County has the cheapest prices locally at $2.49 cents per gallon, over a ten cent decrease compared to last month. LaSalle County’s ...Read more

Strike Continues in Mendota, School Still Out

MENDOTA- No agreement was reached in a marathon negotiating session in Mendota that stretched until the early morning hours.   The District 289 teachers remain on strike and school was cancelled for the remainder of this week for the students who attend Blackstone, Northbrook and Lincoln.    ...Read more