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Lighted Way spaghetti dinner still on

LASALLE – Lighted Way in LaSalle will still have its annual spaghetti dinner hosted by Uptown Grill this year, although the fundraiser will be a drive-thru event. Executive Director Jessica Kreiser said that both the city and Uptown Grill had been tremendously helpful in allowing Lighted ...Read more

61 New Covid-19 Deaths in Illinois

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health reports 61 deaths on Saturday from the Coronavirus.  IDPH says that of the 61 who died, almost half were 80 or older.   None of the deaths were from people younger than 40, and since the pandemic was declared in March, 5,300 Covid ...Read more

Unemployment Soars Locally

OTTAWA – The local unemployment rate soared in April, after the impact from layoffs due to Cornavirus shutdowns took hold.  In figures released Friday, by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, LaSalle County had, in April, an unemployment rate of 18.4%, or 1 and a half points ...Read more

Heavy rains flood DePue; landslide blocks road

DEPUE – A heavy thunderstorm brought a deluge to parts of Bureau County on Thursday, soaking the community of DePue with water running down some streets on the west side of town.  Over 3″ of rain fell in a short amount of time mid-afternoon, turning parts of the town into rivers as ...Read more