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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 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

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

Pair Arrested on Drug Charges by State Police

UTICA – A Sunday evening traffic stop sent two to the county jail with drug charges. The Illinois State Police say they stopped a vehicle on Interstate 80 near Utica just after 10:30 PM where they allegedly found methamphetamine. Two subjects, 27-year-old Janeka Brown of Ford Dodge, Iowa, ...Read more

Mendota Students Back to School: Strike Over

MENDOTA- The strike will come to an end in Mendota as District 289 and the teachers resolved a battle over a new contract Friday night. The strike, which began on October 16th, kept children who attend Northbrook, Blackstone and Lincoln Schools out of class for eight days. Teachers filled a ...Read more