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Sen. Chuck Weaver will host Town Hall in Princeton

PEORIA – State Sen. Chuck Weaver is hosting a Town Hall April 18 at the High School in Princeton. The Town Hall is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m. in the Auditorium at the High School at 103 S. Euclid Avenue. “Our Town Hall allows Princeton area residents to come together and learn more about ...Read more

LaSalle County Auditors suspended without pay

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board chairman Jim Olson announced at a Thursday meeting that two deputy auditors will be suspended and no longer paid for 30 days. LaSalle County Auditor Jody Wilkinson was indicted on eight counts of felony Official Misconduct in November of 2018 after she allegedly ...Read more

Shabbona man dies after tree collapses on him

SHABBONA – A Shabbona man was killed while working in a field Tuesday. According to the Dekalb County Coroner’s Office, the man was identified as 72-year-old Larry J. Barshinger. Authorities say Barshinger was working in a field, clearing trees in rural Shabbona, when one reportedly ...Read more

Robbery Suspect Sought in Mendota

MENDOTA- Mendota Police are on the lookout for a man they say struck a woman and took her purse.  Authorities are calling it a Strong-Arm Robbery on Wednesday that took place at a gas station near I-39.   The suspect, shown in a security still released Thursday, allegedly approached the victim ...Read more