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Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program

OTTAWA – Senior citizens  of LaSalle County with household incomes under $55,000 are encouraged to take advantage of the “Senior Citizen Real Estate Tax Deferral Program”. The program is a state sponsored tax relief program that allows qualified senior citizens to elect to ...Read more

State Trooper Injured In Ogle County Crash

ROCHELLE- An Illinois State Trooper was injured in a multi-vehicle crash Monday night near Rochelle.    According to the Illinois State Police around 6:45 p.m. a trooper was inside his car with lights activated while conducting a traffic stop when a tractor trailer allegedly overcorrected ...Read more

Peru Officer Commended Monday

PERU – A Peru Police Officer was recognized for a heroic act at Monday nights city council meeting. Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei honored Officer Jeremiah Brown with a commendation for his actions in January assisting a motorist on Illinois Route 251. Officer Brown was standing on the ...Read more

City of Mendota prohibits e-cigs to minors

MENDOTA – The city of Mendota elected to add e-cigarette devices to their list of tobacco products that is prohibited under the age of 18. In a city council meeting on Monday, Alderman Kyle Kim made the recommendation to amend a city ordinance regarding tobacco and tobacco products. ...Read more