MENDOTA – The three school buildings that make up District 289 in Mendota could see solar panels on their roofs in the coming months. The Board of Education has been presented with a proposal that would save the district money on utilities, producing over 90% of their electrical needs. ...Read more
OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says they have children’s hats, gloves and scarves available to anyone who needs them. To pick up an article of outerwear for your child, just visit the sheriff’s facility at 707 Etna Road in Ottawa.
STREATOR – The Streator Salvation Army could use your support in giving back to the community this holiday season. Prepare to hear those bells ringing by dedicated volunteers outside stores beginning this weekend through Christmas Eve for the annual Red Kettle Campaign. Judy ...Read more
UNDATED – Harvest in LaSalle County is coming to a close on a positive note, but now the concern is getting grain exported. Farm Bureau President David Isermann says harvest this year is one of the better seasons the area has seen in quite a while.
Soybeans are ...Read more
CHICAGO – AMTRAK has announced service cuts to local daily trains that run across north central Illinois. Starting this week and continuing through at least January 15, 2023, the Illinois Zephyr morning train from Quincy to Chicago with stops in Mendota and Princeton will not be operating. ...Read more
A vehicle struck a group of Los Angeles County sheriff’s recruits while they were out for a training run early Wednesday in Southern California. The recruits were in the midst of a training run in Whittier, Calif., when they were struck around 6:26 a.m. PST, the L.A. County Sheriff’s ...Read more
Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell defeated challenger Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and was re-elected as Senate minority leader Wednesday with a vote of 37-10.
McConnell said at a news conference Wednesday that the Republican Party’s failure to pick up seats and win the majority in the Senate can ...Read more
WASHINGTON — The Illinois Association of County Veterans Assistance Commissions filed a complaint in federal court seeking access under the Freedom of Information Act for Blue Water Veteran documents the Department of Veterans Affairs has refused to turn over. They are seeking details on a ...Read more
PERU – The Peru Police Department are mourning the loss of a former K9 member of their team. Miko, an 11-year-old German Sheppard who had been paired with Peru Police Sergeant Matt Peters from 2014 to 2021 passed away Wednesday. Miko was involved with numerous drug seizures, offender ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin, along with State Senator Sally Turner, have unveiled legislation that creates new offenses and penalties for those who engage in distributing and selling the powerful drug, fentanyl. Senate Bill 4221 would create a new Class X felony ...Read more