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The State of Illinois is going on a holiday – several tax holidays, that is. The Governor announced the Family Relief Plan Thursday taking effect today, July 1. The plan totals an estimated $1.83 billion in relief, including income and property tax rebates and a temporary cut in groceries, g…

One person flown from a rollover accident Thursday in lower La Salle County. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office said it occurred before 6:30AM, on Route 17, 4 miles west of Route 23. A car apparently rolled several times before coming to rest near Moon Creek.

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Divers recover a driver from the Illinois River at Ottawa early Thursday. Police Chief Brent Roalson said, just before midnight, officers attempted a traffic stop at Norris and Canal. In so doing, though, the suspect drove away, going south on La Salle, across Veterans Bridge and entering Al…

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You'll be able to test drive the new Wenzel Road starting at 8am Friday. The City of La Salle made the announcement Thursday afternoon on Facebook with a picture of Mayor Jeff Grove and Peru Mayor Ken Kolowski, aldermen and staff standing on the new road. There was a ribbon cut and smiles al…

Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul announced an online platform Wednesday helping law enforcement agencies investigate gun crimes. “Crime Gun Connect” allows law enforcement statewide to access critical crime-gun trace records more efficiently. The state-of-the-art platform digitizes gun …

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Peru Police again using Facebook to identify a person of interest. The post was made about Noon Wednesday about an incident twelve hours earlier at Fourth and Peoria. There are three pictures taken from video surveillance. The subject – dressed in a gray T-shirt and brown pants – appears to …

Ottawa police are investigating the case of a man found dead and floating in the Fox River Tuesday night.

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The representative for the Maytag building is blaming lack of work on its former contractor who's been fired. Nathan Watson with CL Enterprises spoke Monday night at the La Salle City Council and said they were reluctant to fire the contractor because of possible litigation and because it's …

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A Peru police officer shot a pit bull Monday afternoon. Peru Police Chief Robert Pyszka says the officer was sent to the 7-hundred block of 12th street for what was believed to be a black pit bull running loose. The dog charged the officer, who “in fear for his life,” fired one shot at the d…

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Will a strident pro-life, pro-Trump gubernatorial candidate grab the GOP nomination in tomorrow's primary election? And if so, will that man, Darren Bailey, have any chance at all to beat JB Pritzker in Cook and the collar counties in November?

Cannabis is now legal in Illinois, of course, but there still are strings attached, including in how it's transported.

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Primary election day in Illinois is tomorrow, Tuesday. If you live in La Salle County, you can exercise your right to vote before then, if you'd like to.

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One person was badly hurt Sunday in a car/ SUV crash outside Earlville. It occurred about 12:45pm, three miles southwest of the village. Earlville Fire Chief Larry Todd said a man and two women were in the car. One, not identified by Todd, was life flighted to a Joliet facility.

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Illinois gubernatorial hopeful Darren Bailey's trip to western Illinois Saturday was worth it. On a fairground stage at Mendon with former President Trump, Bailey received Trump's endorsement. A Quincy TV station quotes Trump saying, “ Bailey is just the man to take on and defeat J.B. Pritzk…

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