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Farmers still left trying to harvest

UNDATED – Some farmers in LaSalle County are still out on the fields getting harvest wrapped up. As December came around, farmers locally and statewide were hoping to be done by the new year. However, this past month weather has not been in the favor of farmers, leaving most fields too ...Read more

Leland Teacher Wins State History Award

LELAND – A teacher with Leland school has been selected to receive an honor for his contributions in the classroom. History teacher Jim Spring was chosen as the Illinois state winner of the Daughters of the American Revolution Outstanding Teacher of American History award. He will get the ...Read more

Ottawa Marijuana Retailer to Expand Hours

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois recreational marijuana sales continues to grow. Legal sales began Wednesday, with customers spending about $3.2 million on the first day. State officials report a little over $10.8 million in cannabis sales over five days. The Ottawa retailer, who at times has had long ...Read more