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Mendota man facing drug and weapons charges

MENDOTA – A Mendota man is being held on drug and weapons charges after a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team investigation.   Mendota Police took 32-year-old Matthew J Watson into custody on Monday on a La Salle County warrant for Unlawful Delivery Controlled Substance (Cocaine) ...Read more

Flood Safety Week across the state

SPRINGFIELD – Flood Safety Week has kicked off across the state, and officials are reminding residents of Illinois to always be prepared for the most common disaster that can threaten almost every community. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency in partnership with all local Emergency ...Read more

Statewide Unemployment Rate Down, Payroll Jobs Up

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced that the unemployment rate fell -0.1% to 5.0%, while nonfarm payrolls increased by 8,600 in January, based on data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The state’s unemployment rate was one percentage points ...Read more

Pedestrian struck and killed in Bureau County

NEPONSET – A Neponset man was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday in Bureau County. Bureau County Sheriff James Reed said they were called around 9:15 PM to US Route 34 near Neponset, where they found 53-year-old Terry Gutschlag of Neponset deceased in the roadway. After an ...Read more