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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

Henderson Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder

  HENNEPIN – 26-year-old Richard Henderson Pleaded Guilty to Count 4 of First Degree Murder in the stabbing of Spring Valley Teenager, Diamond Bradley in a negotiation deal, at the Putnam County Courthouse on Tuesday. Henderson agreed to serve 100 percent of his 53 year sentence at the ...Read more

Injuries in Monday Peru Crash

PERU – At least two were injured in mid-morning crash in Peru.   Authorities were called to the intersection of US Route 251 and Midtown Road around 9 a.m. Monday after a truck and an SUV collided.   At least two were injured in the crash, which delayed traffic for 45 minutes.  The ...Read more

Streator Man Dies in Crash

LOSTANT – A Streator man died after his vehicle struck a tree Saturday morning south of Lostant.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office 80-year-old Roland Bastien of Streator was traveling east on Route 18 when for unknown reasons he left the roadway 3/4 mile east of ...Read more