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Local gas prices drop this month

CHICAGO – LaSalle and Putnam county’s gas price average dropped over the past month. According to the American Automobile Association, Putnam County has the cheapest prices locally at $2.49 cents per gallon, over a ten cent decrease compared to last month. LaSalle County’s

Illinois couple IDed as victims in parking garage plunge

  INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say the man and woman who died when their SUV plunged from the fourth floor of a downtown Indianapolis parking garage came from Illinois. The Marion County Coroner’s Office on Thursday identified the couple as 70-year-old Iristeen Hunt and

School bus aide accused of striking special needs student

  GENEVA, Ill. (AP) — A former northern Illinois bus aide is accused of striking a special needs student, knocking out two teeth. Jean M. Micklevitz, who worked for the Burlington Central School District, is charged with aggravated battery to a child for allegedly dragging him to a seat

Second Illinois residents dies of vaping-related lung damage

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a second state resident has died after being hospitalized for a vaping-related lung injury. The department on Thursday refused to give the patient’s identity, age or where they died, citing patient privacy

LaSalle Speedway posts ‘for sale’ sign

LASALLE – LaSalle Speedway is up for sale. The track posted a for sale sign on Wednesday afternoon. The track opened in 1947 as Tri-City Speedway and later became a Drive-In Theater in 1951. The track opened up again in 1992 as LaSalle Speedway until 2019. The track has hosted hundreds of