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Person identified in crash on I-80

  UTICA – A LaSalle woman was identified as the victim in the Tuesday fatal accident on I-80. According to the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, 32-year-old Chelsea B. Davis of LaSalle, formerly of Streator, passed away as a result of a multi-vehicle crash near Utica. According to the Illinois ...Read more

Cannabis Tax a go in Bureau County

PRINCETON – Bureau County Board voted to approve a retailers’ occupation tax for cannabis at Tuesday night’s meeting. The board has been discussing the 3% tax for the county for months, as April 1st is the deadline for adopting municipality tax ordinances. Bureau County Board will ...Read more

Actor Jussie Smollett faces 6 new charges in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Actor Jussie Smollett has been indicted for a second time on charges of lying to police about a racist and anti-gay attack he allegedly staged on himself last year in downtown Chicago. The indictment came from a special prosecutor who was appointed after Cook County prosecutors ...Read more

Ottawa and Peru PADS asking for air-matresses

  UNDATED – The Ottawa and Peru PADS are asking the public for air mattresses to help former clients get settled into their new homes. The shelters announced that within a three week time period, Ottawa Pads Four families of 17 individuals, of which 11 are children, have been settling ...Read more