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One Solar Farm Approved Out of Three

OTTAWA – Petitions for solar farms were on the agenda at the LaSalle County Board meeting Monday afternoon with only one winning approval.  The construction of three solar farms were discussed and voted for with special conditions for one. Approval for the construction of a solar farm in ...Read more

Princeton Police Investigate Saturday Robbery

PRINCETON – A robbery Saturday afternoon in Princeton is being investigated by authorities. Princeton Police were called to the 600 block of North Main Street for a report of an armed robbery. According to the police, witnesses say a man entered and claimed he had a weapon and demanded ...Read more

One Killed in Rural LaSalle County Crash

MENDOTA – A teen from Utica was killed after an apparent single vehicle crash Sunday morning outside of Mendota.   Authorities were called Sunday morning to an intersection near North 3973rd and North 4009th Road for a car that had struck a tree. According to the LaSalle County ...Read more

Wet Weekend Brings Upwards of Half Foot of Rain

OTTAWA – A wet and rainy weekend filled with numerous bands of showers and thunderstorms caused minor flooding in areas and some roads to temporarily close. The National Weather Service reports that some areas received for 6″ of rain in the last 48 hours, including many areas in Lee, ...Read more

Streator City Council to Tour Trail Project

STREATOR – The Vermillion Trail project along the river will get a visit from the City Council on Tuesday.   A tour from the city contractor responsible for the Greenway Project will be taking suggestions from the Park Board and Council. The plan, to create a nature trail through Streator ...Read more

Double Homicide in Bloomington Sunday

BLOOMINGTON – Two people are dead and two others are injured after a shooting in Bloomington early Sunday morning. According to the Bloomington Police Department, around 1 AM they were called to the 1200 block of Orchard Street for multiple shots being fired. When they arrived they ...Read more

OSF Launches Teen Volunteer Program

OTTAWA – A new volunteer program with OSF Healthcare is making it possible for teens to work in the hospital setting. Teens who are currently in 8th grade through senior year can work closely with patients at OSF St. Elizabeth’s in Ottawa. Volunteers must commit to at least 30 hours a ...Read more

BBB Warns of Fake Taco Fest

CHICAGO – The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers about tickets that were sold for an allegedly fake festival. Taco Fest Chicago reportedly advertised free parking, entertainment and claimed a wide variety of taco vendors and food trucks. The events social media page had vanished, ...Read more

New Band Director at LP

LASALLE- LaSalle-Peru High School announced the hire of a new band director.   During the Board meeting Thursday it was announced they chose Paula Tuttle to take over the role.   Tuttle holds both a bachelors and masters degree in music education from Illinois State University and the ...Read more