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2020 Census starts this month

UNDATED – Households will begin receiving official 2020 Census Bureau mail March 12 through the 20th. Contribution to the census can help communities get their proper funding and support. By April 1st, every home will receive an invitation to participate and encourage response via online, ...Read more

Fourth case of Coronavirus spouse of third case

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health and Cook County Department of Public Health confirms that a fourth Illinois patient has tested positive for COVID-19. According to officials, the individual is a woman in her 70s and is the spouse of the third case, a man in his 70s. This ...Read more

Princeton promotes tree planting program

PRINCETON – The city of Princeton is inviting residents to take advantage of a tree-planting program. You can beautify the city and help the environment by planting a city-approved tree and be reimbursed for it. Mayor Joe Quiram says after approval is received and the tree is planted, ...Read more

Minor injuries in rollover accident on I-80

OTTAWA – Minor injuries were reported in a single-vehicle rollover accident on I-80 in Ottawa on Thursday. According to the Illinois State Police, at 12:30 p.m. a 64-year-old Iowa man driving a semi-truck attempted to enter I- 80 from Illinois Route 71 in Ottawa, when he allegedly lost ...Read more

Longtime Utica Firefighter passes away

UTICA – The Utica Fire Department announced Thursday that Chief of Staff Ed Rogers passes away on February 27th.     Rogers began serving the district in 1997, and held many roles over the years, including EMS Director and was a president of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System – District ...Read more

Gas prices increase slightly

  CHICAGO – More than half of all state gas price averages increased in the last week, including Illinois. According to the American Automobile Association, The jumps were caused by a decrease in U.S. gasoline stocks and increases in demand. In LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam Counties, gas ...Read more