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Mendota Approves Tax Levy

MENDOTA – Taxes will be on the rise in Mendota. The city council approved a raised levy at Monday’s meeting. Alderman and chairman of finance, John Holland announced the total levied amount at over $1.8 million. That would be a 4.7% increase from last year. Holland stated that a home ...Read more

Ottawa Residential Burglary Leads to Two Arrests

    OTTAWA – Authorities say two individuals were arrested Friday after a residential burglary in Ottawa. Ottawa Police were called on December 5th after a reported residential burglary on Champlain Street and located a vehicle leaving the area. The occupants of the vehicle were taken ...Read more

New Police Officers Coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – The Mendota Fire and Police Commissioners have established a 15 person roster as a hiring list for employment opportunities with the Mendota Police Department. In a Mendota city council meeting on Monday, Police Chief Greg Kellen announced that employment offers have been given to ...Read more

LaSalle City Council votes to join IVAC

LASALLE – LaSalle City Council members voted to join the Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce Monday night. Although some members of the council were hesitant to join the association, the board voted 7-1 to join the Chamber of Commerce for a one year trial period. ...Read more