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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

Lee County K9 Finds Drugs First Day on the Job

DIXON – The first day on the job for a Lee County Sheriff’s Department K9 was a productive one, with an arrest for alleged drug possession.  Nemo began his first shift on Wednesday and after a traffic stop around 11:30 AM, he detected the presence of alleged narcotics, leading to the ...Read more

New City Clock Unveiled in Peru

PERU – A new addition in front of the Peru City Hall will be greeting visitors with timely information. The City of Peru Clock, adorned with a plaque honoring former mayor Donald Baker, was revealed Wednesday at a ceremony attended by current Mayor Scott Harl. The funds to purchase and ...Read more

Injuries in I-39 Rollover; Dog Located After Crash

MENDOTA- Troy Grove and Mendota Fire Departments responded to a single vehicle rollover around 5 AM Wednesday morning on I-39.   Seven occupants with minor injures were reported in the crash that occurred near mile marker 75.   The Fire Department was notified by the family that a dog was with ...Read more