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The Vietnam Moving Wall to be Honored

SPRINGFIELD – LaSalle County’s “Vietman Moving Wall” will be honored for the 2018 Governor’s Hometown Awards program. The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service will present 23 localities, including LaSalle County, with honors at the

Don’t Let Your Pipes Freeze this Winter!

BELLEVILLE – The Illinois American Water is giving homeowners tips to prevent freezing and bursting pipes. According to the utility company, now is the time to safeguard plumbing to prevent water damage from frozen and burst pipes.

Flag Ceremony at IVCC for Veterans Day

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College will host a flag ceremony for Veterans Day on Friday. The Oglesby American Legion Veterans will conduct the flag ceremony to commemorate Veterans Day on Friday morning shortly before 8

Lostant Elemetary School Receives High Ratings

LOSTANT – Lostant Elementary School has been awarded the highest rating of an Exemplary School, According to the Illinois Board of Education. The I.S.B.E. says, they came up with a new labeling system for schools because the

Progress on Drug Court Continues

OTTAWA – The proposed LaSalle County Adult Drug Court Program will soon be in action, although LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly cautions that it will take time to get up and running. She indicated that they

Girl Scouts Donate to Ottawa

OTTAWA – An Ottawa Girl Scouts troop raised money to improve an Ottawa park. Troop #1806 raised $250.50 through fundraising, which they chose to donate to the city with the intention of them putting in a new

Morris Police Report Car Decal Check Scam

MORRIS – The Morris Police Department released a bulletin about a scam a resident received involving possibly advertising on their vehicle and a fraudulent check. A woman received an unsolicited text about putting a graphic for a

Business Burglary in Mendota Monday

MENDOTA- A burglary at a restaurant in the 1600 block of 13th Ave in Mendota has local authorities looking for help in identifying a suspect.   In surveillance footage released by the Mendota Police Department, a person