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Snowfall sets back harvesting

OTTAWA – A rare October snow that touched down in LaSalle County Wednesday morning is putting harvesting at a halt. Ideally during harvest time dry weather is needed to get heavy machinery across land, but with saturated fields there’s not much farmers can do.    Isermann says ...Read more

Agreement Approved With Mendota Teachers

MENDOTA – The Mendota Board of Education approved the collective bargaining agreement with the Mendota Education Association at Tuesday night’s meeting. The agreement included base salary increases of 4%, 4.5%, and 4% in years 1,2, and 3, respectively, and an increase in sick days. The ...Read more

Mayor of Bloomington helps Streator plan

STREATOR – Mayor of Bloomington, Tari Renner, assisted Streator’s council and departments heads with their strategic planning on Tuesday night. The general objective of strategic planning included utilizing an acronym “SWOT” a.k.a, addressing strengths, weakness, opportunities ...Read more

Crane crossing in Streator Wednesday

STREATOR – Beginning Wednesday, County Highway 40 on North 13th Road between East 24th Road and East 25th Road in Streator will be closed. The road will shut down between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. for crane crossing for the Otter Creek Wind Farm. Locals are urged to seek alternative ...Read more

More reports of BB/Pellet damage in Streator

  STREATOR – A window to a business in Streator was reported damaged by a BB/Pellet gun. According to the Streator Police Department, at some point over the weekend, an unknown suspect damaged a window on the building located in the 500 block of E. Main Street. Deputy Chief Robert ...Read more

Village of Dana water gallon storage completed

  STREATOR  – Rehabilitation of a 68,000-gallon water storage tank has been completed in the Village of Dana.  According to Illinois American Water, the $400,000 investment will extend the life of the 115-foot-tall storage tank located on Walnut Street, and ensures safe drinking water. ...Read more