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Starved Rock Bald Eagle watch begins this weekend

UTICA – Starved Rock Bald Eagle Watch Weekend at the Illinois Waterway Lock and Dam Visitor Center, Starved Rock Visitor Center and Starved Rock Lodge will begin Saturday January 26th through the 27th. Hikes leave the Visitors Center at 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both days. Chose from ...Read more

WWII Fighting Brothers Honored

PERU – Six brothers from one family who served in World War II will be honored with a sign and a stretch of road named for them in Peru. Tuesday State Senator Sue Rezin, along with Peru Mayor Scott Harl and Spring Valley Mayor Walt Marini presented Alex Kaszynski Jr with a copy of the ...Read more

Mail price changes take effect next week

LASALLE – Mail price changes for the United States Post Office will take in effect on January 27th. In a release by the The United States Postal Service (USPS), the new rates will keep the Postal Service competitive while providing the agency with needed revenue. 1 ounce letters, and ...Read more

Gas prices decline nationally and statewide

CHICAGO – The national gas price average is the lowest since December 2016, according to the American Automobile Association. As of today, the national gas price average is at $2.25 per gallon. On a statewide level, gas has decreased nearly ten cents compared to last month, averaging $2.17 ...Read more

Morris Police Report Phone Scam

MORRIS – A Morris resident reported a scam last week in which he was contacted by a man requesting money. The resident told police that he had contacted a woman on Craiglist and inquired about meeting her before she refused. Days later, the man was received a call from someone claiming to ...Read more

Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Down in Mendota

MENDOTA – Motor fuel tax revenue for the city of Mendota is down nearly 2 percent compared to last year. In a city council meeting yesterday, it was announced that the shortfall of revenue could be a product of lower gas prices. According to the American Automobile Association, gas prices ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Felony Gun Charge

OTTAWA – An early Friday morning domestic altercation involving a gun resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old Ottawa man. According to the Ottawa Police Department, they say that in the early morning hours they were called to the 700 block of Westwood Drive for a report of a man with a gun. ...Read more

Utica Man Dies After Snowmobile Crash

UTICA – A Utica man is dead after a crash Saturday evening while snowmobiling along the I&M Canal. According to the Conservation Police, 58-year old Brian M. Kelly was traveling west near the walkway bridge around 6:40 p.m. at a significant speed when he lost control for unknown ...Read more