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Road work near Utica begins Monday

UTICA – Patchwork on the intersection of US Route 6 and IL Route 178 near Utica will begin on Monday. The project includes patching and resurfacing US Route 6 from IL Route 178 to the west city limits of Ottawa. Daytime lane closures controlled by flaggers will impact travel. Motorists are ...Read more

LaSalle Speedway Ceases Operations

LASALLE – The dirt track racing facility east of LaSalle will be closing.  LaSalle Speedway announced their decision Thursday on social media to cease operations.    The track was opened in 1992 and held many races,  including those with a number of notable NASCAR drivers like Kasey ...Read more

NO-WAKE ordinance re-instituted for Lee County

DIXON – Due to the unexpected amounts of rainfall, Lee County Sheriff John Simonton will be re-instituting the “NO WAKE” ordinance – effective this morning. Simonton apologizes for the short turnaround on this change, but the rainfall was much greater than expected, causing the river ...Read more