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Illinois Racing Board grants Arlington race dates

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Racing Board has awarded a horse racing license to Arlington International Racecourse owner Churchill Downs Inc. The board on Tuesday granted the license for 2020 and 68 racing dates to the 91-year-old track in Arlington Heights despite the decision of Churchill ...Read more

Spring Valley exempts service dogs from tag fee

SPRING VALLEY – Owners of service dogs in Spring Valley are now required to get a dog license, but will be waived of fees. On Monday night, the city council approved to amend their dog ordinance to require that owners of service dogs obtain a dog tag, however, will be exempt from paying ...Read more

LaSalle Co. real estate tax deadline coming soon

OTTAWA – LaSalle County’s real estate tax deadline is October 4th. The drop box will be closed at 4 p.m. on October 4th, which also will be the last day the LaSalle County Treasurer’s Office will accept personal checks. After the deadline day, the office will only accept ...Read more

Developments in LaSalle Co. opioid settlement

OTTAWA- LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly says the county could allocate over $300,000 per every billion made in a settlement with major opioid makers. Donnelly recently filed a comprehensive 320 page complaint against the manufacturers and distributors of opioids to seek costs ...Read more