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Time Running Out to Pay Property Taxes

OTTAWA – Certified letters will be issued to LaSalle County residents if they don’t pay their taxes by Friday, according to the LaSalle County Treasurer’s Office. In a letter from LaSalle County Treasurer James Spelich, real estate taxes must be paid on or before Friday at 8 ...Read more

OSF HealthCare Caregivers Honored

OTTAWA – A Registered Nurse and a Patient Care Technician were two recent recipients of the DAISY and Sunflower Awards offered by OSF HealthCare.  Both caregivers were honored during a brief ceremony held on September 24, 2018. Paula Zimmerman, RN, of Ottawa was given the DAISY Award which ...Read more

Unemployment on the Rise Locally

CHICAGO – Unemployment rates are on the rise in the area. The unemployment rate for August in LaSalle County was at 5.4 percent, which is up a tenth of a percent compared to last month. Both Bureau and Putnam County also saw an increase of unemployment with Bureau at 4.5 percent and Putnam ...Read more

Yogurt Truck Crash Injures One

LASALLE – A passenger in a loaded yogurt truck was injured in a two vehicle accident in Bureau County Thursday morning. According to Illinois State Police just after 10 a.m., a tractor-trailer operated by 54-year-old James Johnson of Florida, was traveling west on I-80 in the area of ...Read more

Friday is World Rabies Day

OTTAWA – Raising awareness and fighting a preventable disease is the message being spread Friday on World Rabies Day. The LaSalle County Health Department and organizations nationwide are helping spread the word on a disease that kills more than 59,000 people each year. Rabies is a virus ...Read more

Bureau County Full Scale Disaster Drill Saturday

SPRING VALLEY – The Bureau County Emergency Management Agency will be simulating a tornado disaster in the area and coordinating mock evacuations of health care facilities. The exercise will start at 8 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. at many locations, including St. Margaret’s Hospital, ...Read more