New COVID cases moving lower in Bureau and Marshall Counties, but they're steady in Putnam. The Health Department's latest count showed 58 in Bureau, 29 in Marshall and seven in Putnam. In one week, the difference is less than 5 in the two larger counties. Putnam cases have been around seven…

If you haven't paid your real estate taxes; La Salle County is going to apply pressure. Treasurer James Spelich says if you miss by this Friday, you'll receive a ten dollar certified letter. That goes on your tax bill. October 8th is the last day to pay before your name is published in the n…

Starved Rock Country is getting dryer and the list of “Burn Bans” gets longer. The latest includes Mendota Fire and the Protection Districts of Mendota-Troy Grove, Leonore and Standard. They're joining Tonica, Lostant, Granville/Hennepin, Utica and Cedar Point in forbiding most ANY kind open…

Two out-of-staters are starting their rap sheets in prison. Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei sentenced 34-year old Ernesto Cabanzo-Rosas and 20-year old Sonia Ibarra in Bureau County Court Wednesday. The Columbus, Ohio residents were each charged with possessing methamphetamine and trafficking fe…

67-year old John Dauck of Oglesby died Thursday, September 16 at OSF St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Bloomington. 

55-year-old Lori Tipton of Dalzell died Wednesday at OSF in Peoria.