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Illinois Rail Safety Week Begins Sunday

STERLING – Illinois Rail Safety Week begins Sunday and runs through September 29th. Area law enforcement will be promoting rail safety awareness and education to prevent injuries and fatalities. Additional enforcement of laws associated with crossings and railroad property will take place ...Read more

Ag Day Coming Wednesday at IVCC

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program, in partnership with University of Illinois Extension, will conduct an ag research field day at the research plot along the west side of Orlando Smith Road from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The field day, which will ...Read more

Hall High School Stadium Due For Upgrades

SPRING VALLEY – Hall High School’s Stadium could be getting wiring upgrades in the future. Superintendant Jesse Brandt told the school board Wednesday that wiring, lighting and sound system upgrades will eventually have to happen. The suggestions were made after they experienced an ...Read more

Dry September Helping Farmers

OTTAWA  – Septembers dry spell is turning out to be a positive turn of events for LaSalle County farmers.   According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, the excellent weather conditions have made it easier for farmers to harvest the corn crop. He says mother ...Read more

Blue Jay Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

OTTAWA – Another bird that was collected, a dead blue jay, has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the LaSalle County Health Department, the bird was collected in Marseilles and tested on Wednesday. The first human death attributed to the virus this year in Illinois occurred ...Read more

Police Seek Clues in Princeton Pharmacy Burglary

PRINCETON – Early on Monday morning a burglary allegedly took place at a pharmacy in Princeton and the police are seeking help in locating individuals seen nearby. In a social media post, Princeton Police are seeking information on two subjects seen walking in security footage after ...Read more

Rash of Vehicle Burglaries in Dalzell

DALZELL – A rash of vehicle burglaries reported on Wednesday have caused the Dalzell Police Department to seek the public’s help in locating those who may be involved.   On Wednesday it was reported that eight vehicles, all unlocked, were entered in the village in the early morning ...Read more