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DCFS says it’s fixing abuse-prevention problems

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers stepped up on Tuesday to take aim at failures in the state’s child-welfare agency, haunted for decades by deaths wrought of abuse and neglect that state officials too often are too poorly resourced or too poorly managed to prevent. Rep. Sara ...Read more

Man arrested in Princeton trailer park incident

PRINCETON – A man was arrested after an early morning incident in Princeton, Tuesday. 34-year-old Nick Hand of Princeton was arrested for one count of aggravated battery after a 6:30 a.m. call for a person who had allegedly been shot in the Hillview Trailer Park. Authorities say upon ...Read more

Area Libraries Get Illinois State Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has announced the 2019 Illinois Public Library Capita and Equalization Grants, awarding over $15 million to libraries statewide. The funding is authorized under Illinois library law for public libraries, which allows ...Read more

One Injured in Princeton Incident

  PRINCETON – An early morning call to police about an incident in Princeton has an area cordoned off with police tape and one person taken to the hospital.  Princeton Police say that around 6:30 AM Tuesday they were called to the corner of Sarah Avenue and Hillview Drive.   No details ...Read more

LaSalle Awarded Grant for Sidewalks

LASALLE – LaSalle sidewalks will be receiving an upgrade after the city was awarded a $200,000 Safe Routes to School grant, which aims to help encourage children to bike or walk to school. Economic Development Director Katherine Koyak announced at Monday night’s City Council Meeting that ...Read more