Local Headlines

Progress on Drug Court Continues

OTTAWA – The proposed LaSalle County Adult Drug Court Program will soon be in action, although LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly cautions that it will take time to get up and running. She indicated that they need to hire an additional probation officer that will need ...Read more

Girl Scouts Donate to Ottawa

OTTAWA – An Ottawa Girl Scouts troop raised money to improve an Ottawa park. Troop #1806 raised $250.50 through fundraising, which they chose to donate to the city with the intention of them putting in a new water fountain at a local park. The troop presented the money at Tuesday’s city ...Read more

Morris Police Report Car Decal Check Scam

MORRIS – The Morris Police Department released a bulletin about a scam a resident received involving possibly advertising on their vehicle and a fraudulent check. A woman received an unsolicited text about putting a graphic for a beer company on her vehicle in exchange for $500. The check ...Read more

Business Burglary in Mendota Monday

MENDOTA- A burglary at a restaurant in the 1600 block of 13th Ave in Mendota has local authorities looking for help in identifying a suspect.   In surveillance footage released by the Mendota Police Department, a person early Monday morning can be seen breaking the door and entering the ...Read more

Fire Damages Utica Home

UTICA — A fire Wednesday evening in the 600 block of South Clark Street in Utica had many area departments responding.  Utica, LaSalle, Mendota, Naplate, Troy Grove, Wallace, Tonica, Oglesby Fire and EMS responded to the scene after a fire was reported before 8 p.m. Wednesday night.   No ...Read more

High Voting Turnouts for Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Republican Bruce Rauner conceded his re-election bid to Democrat JB Pritzker in the Illinois Governors race on Tuesday. Statewide, 54 percent of voters voted in favor of Pritzker. LaSalle County received a total voter turnout of 57 percent, a number more than doubling that of ...Read more

Princeton School Bond Question Fails at Ballot Box

PRINCETON – The referendum on the ballot in Bureau and Putnam County to build a new school and demolish old buildings has failed.  The question asked if they should raise $35 million in bonds for the construction was voted down by a narrow margin Tuesday night.  The proposal was to ...Read more

Results in for Illinois’ Key Races

CHICAGO – Results are in for key races in the state of Illinois. JB Pritzker beat Republican Bruce Rauner, in the governors race. Pritzker held a strong lead in most polls in area counties. He  will now be Illinois new Governor. Democrat Kwame Raoul won the Illinois Attorney Generals Race ...Read more

New Elementary Facility on the Princeton Ballot

PRINCETON – A Referendum was made on the Princeton Ballot to propose a new middle school facility. The Board of Education of Princeton School District approved a ballot proposal to fund the construction of a new school for grades 3-8. The school board proposed issuing bonds worth $35 ...Read more

Paw Paw School Deactivation Votes Are In

PAW PAW – The votes are in for the fate of Paw Paw High School, a yes or no question that was posed on the ballot. The Paw Paw Board of Education  put the issue of deactivating Paw Paw High School beginning the 2019-2020 school-year and sending their students to Indian Creek High School. ...Read more