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Boil order for parts of Peru

  PERU – As a precautionary measure, the city of Peru is asking residents from Peoria Street south of Route 6 and west to the city limits, to place themselves under a boil order. This is only if residents are experiencing no water pressure. If you are a resident that experiences rusty ...Read more

Fundraising Events Coming to LaSalle

LASALLE- Tag Day is coming back to the area to support organizations in North Central Illinois. Petitions from both the LaSalle Softball League and the Illinois Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra were approved at Monday night’s LaSalle City Council meeting. The Illinois Valley Youth Orchestra Tag ...Read more

Annexation business on Mendota’s agenda

MENDOTA – Mendota’s City Council is to discuss a petition to annex land for a proposed funeral home. On Monday night the city agreed to send an annexation petition for 192 East Highway 52 land to plan commission so that it may be discussed on October 28th. Alderman John Pierson says the ...Read more

IDOT seeks seasonal workers for winter program

  OTTAWA – The Illinois Department of Transportation is offering seasonal work for its winter highway clearing program. Temporary positions include full time and on call positions to perform street work like spreading salt and plowing snow. Applicants must have a commercial driver’s ...Read more

Pedestrian Killed along I-39 in Lee County

ROCHELLE – An Aurora man is dead after being struck by a vehicle along I-39 in rural Lee County.  The Illinois State Police say that just after midnight Monday a Mendota woman was traveling southbound in an SUV near mile marker 92 when she reportedly struck a man in the roadway.  She was ...Read more

Soil Cleanup Continuing at Elementary School

LASALLE – The Environmental Protection Agency’s cleanup is nearing its end at Northwest Elementary School in LaSalle, but mother nature continues to hold things off. According to Superintendent Brian DiBernardi, the recent rainfall has postponed bringing in the new soil fill and ...Read more