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Lee County K-9 Retires

DIXON – An officer who has served Lee County retired Wednesday, after working diligently on all four feet since 2011.   K-9 Officer Pepper will be spending his days now with his handler and now new owners family after seven years on patrol.   Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said that ...Read more

Starved Rock Introduces an Interpretive Trail

  OGLESBY – An old Starved Rock trail has been transformed into an interpretive trail with the help of a local organization. Adopted by the Starved Rock Walkers club, the interpretive trail features nine of eleven signs displaying the history of the State Park and Starved Rock Lodge. ...Read more

Job Fair in LaSalle at Veterans Home

LASALLE – A Job Fair hosted by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and Illinois Department of Revenue will be taking place on Thursday. Veterans are encouraged to register starting at 10 a.m. at the Illinois Veterans’ ...Read more

Food For Fines Returns to Area Libraries

SPRING VALLEY – Libraries across LaSalle, Putnam and Grundy County are taking in food donations in exchange for library fines. This is the ninth year area libraries have cooperated benefiting food pantries and forgiving fines through the annual Food for Fines programs. The libraries will ...Read more

Wallace Fire Gets Grant for Gear

OTTAWA – The Wallace Fire Protection District received a federal grant of over $77,000 to finance personal protective equipment. The award was given through the US Fire Administration Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, managed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to ...Read more

Grant For Sidewalks Explored in LaSalle

LASALLE – The city of LaSalle is hoping to improve the sidewalks children take to school. Economic Development Director Katherine Toraason says the Illinois Safe Routes to School Grant, provided by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will help fund repair of damaged sidewalks within ...Read more