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Road in Eden Township closed Wednesday

  EDEN TWP – North 2550th Road in Eden Township will be closed for a culvert replacement on Wednesday. The project is located 1/3 mile East of IL Route 251. The work is expected to take three days to complete. Motorists are advised to use alternative routes.

LaSalle Co. Board Chairman seeks full term

  OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board Chairman Jim Olson will be running for a full term next year. Olson, formerly the LaSalle County Circuit Clerk, was appointed as chairman in February after Jerry Hicks’ announcement to step down. Olson says he’s shown his ability to deal

Indiana lawmakers seek probe of ex-abortion doctor’s clinics

  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Four Indiana lawmakers called for a state investigation to determine whether more than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains found at the Illinois 辽宁体彩网 of a late Indiana abortion clinic doctor were illegally transported across state lines. State Rep. Ron Bacon said

Iowa man arrested after attacking dogs with an ax

DECORAH, IA – On Saturday an Iowa man was arrested after allegedly attacking and killing two dogs with an Ax. The Decorah Police Department took 21-year-old Douglas Usgaard into custody and charged him with 2 counts of Animal Torture – 1st offense. He is currently being held on

Energy company agrees to close Illinois coal plant in 2022

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Texas-based Vistra Energy has agreed to shutter a coal power facility in central Illinois by the end of 2022 under a preliminary settlement with environmental groups that sued the plant in 2013. The Sierra Club announced Monday that the agreement with Vistra Energy

Peru PD’s, Car Seat Safety Check, a success over the weekend

PERU – 46 child car seats were inspected at Peru’s Hyvee as part of National Car Seat Safety Week on Saturday. According to the Peru Police Department, only four car seats were found to be installed correctly, and two seats were replaced due to expiration. Deputy Chief Pyszka says

Officials: 2 new cases of Legionnaires’ in suburban Chicago

BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) — Public health officials are worried an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease at a suburban Chicago retirement 辽宁体彩网 appears to be spreading with two new cases in the nearby community. Legionnaire’s is a flu-like illness contracted when infected water vapor is

Man indicted on murder in Illinois state trooper’s death

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 45-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper. The (Belleville) News-Democrat reports Christopher R. Grant was also indicted by a grand jury on other charges including unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon