HENNEPIN — At the recommendation of village attorney, Sheryl Churney the Hennepin village board adopted a property-related ordinance prohibiting criminal public nuisances at their Wednesday meeting.
GRANVILLE — Following the close of the fiscal year June 30, superintendent Carl Carlson reviewed the budget update with the Putnam County school board Monday. Though expenditures exceeded revenues in five categories by nearly $500,000 combined, overall, the district spent nearly $140,000 les…
Remember when the mercury hit minus-22 degrees before the Super Bowl? Or how many snow days our kids missed this winter? Keep all that in mind and perhaps the coming heat wave won’t feel so terrible.
La Salle Police Department wants the public to know there’s once again another financial scam circulating the area, according to news release Wednesday afternoon. The department was advised that local people are getting texts from a subject claiming to be the priest, pastor or reverend at th…
Wet and rainy weather in June has given way to a hot and muggy July and farmers are feeling the heat. Farmers planted crops at least three to five weeks later than usual, said Russ Higgins, an extension educator in commercial agriculture for the University of Illinois.
OTTAWA — Cleanup activities began this month on one of the areas of the Ottawa Radiation Superfund site. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects work to continue into autumn.
La Salle-Peru Township High School is moving forward with artificial turf for Howard Fellows Stadium — contingent on raising a minimum of half the cost through donations by May 31, 2020.
Three people were treated and released from local hospitals for injuries sustained in a two-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon when a motorist ran a red light at Route 251 south of Interstate 80, Peru police said. Emma J. Harris, 19, of 147 W. First St., Streator refused treatment or transfer…
La Salle City workers arrive to water bubbling out of the ground and cascading into the roadway at 11th and Wright streets around 1 p.m. Wednesday, where a water main broke. The boil order on 11th Street between Wright and Marquette Streets in La Salle will be lifted this afternoon, said Jef…
North Central Illinois Council of Governments is hosting educational summits 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday in the Hall High School auditorium. Guest speakers scheduled include Colleen Callahan, who was appointed Feb. 19 as the director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources; Mark Peterson,…
PRINCETON — The Princeton Community Band, under the direction of Ann Lusher, will present a concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Soldiers and Sailors Park, Princeton.
When you finally peek inside Waltham’s new school — the open house is early next month — look for wheels. The nearly-complete building finally has furniture and much of it rolls around on casters.
Splash Field at Washington Park is in the middle of its first full season of being open this year. The park opened on Memorial Day this year has been success, according to Seth Brannan, Peru recreation director.
La Salle County taxpayers once worried the SAFE Team would cost big bucks in court can start exhaling: Three of four federal lawsuits have now been dismissed.
Although it’s small compared to Chicago’s conventions, Animinicon is considered to be one of the Peru Public Library’s biggest events of the year, with about 120 people coming in from across the Illinois Valley area.
HENNEPIN — Two search warrants were executed simultaneously at 12:24 p.m. Tuesday in Hennepin following a lengthy investigation into the distribution of heroin in Hennepin, according to a news release from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
TONICA — Ameren wants Tonica to move toward a more-paperless readout for gas meters. In the process, the company asked for a 20-foot easement to place a pole at Mugekewis and Shawandasse street, to Tonica Village board Monday.
MENDOTA — Candidates for the 2019 Mendota Sweet Corn Festival mini-king and mini-queen pageant have until Aug. 2 to register with the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce.
A water line on West Street south of the post office was discovered to be leaking on Monday, fire chief Jeff King told Peru Public Services and Committee meeting Monday. He said the plan is to bore underneath to where the water line is so the road — a truck route — doesn’t need to be torn up…
PRINCETON — A Princeton man was sentenced Tuesday to 2 years in prison for aggravated battery for using a baseball bat to strike a man.
Blood Sweat and Gears, the Illinois Valley car club, has several events coming up, such as cruises to the Root Beer Stand in Oglesby 5-9 p.m. Fridays, July 19 and Aug. 9 and the McNabb Cruise night 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7.
GRANVILLE — At 6 p.m. today in Granville, the Putnam County Public Library District will officially become one of The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Chicago Section Grant Recipients for the Science Kits for Public Libraries.
DALZELL — Dalzell Village Board this month approved $1,600 in expenses to trim trees that are encroaching in the village alleyways. Korte and Turpen Tree Service was hired for the work.
SEATONVILLE — Eight brothers from the village of Seatonville will have their name memorialized this month when a section of U.S. 6 from Hollowayville to the Route 89 junction in Spring Valley is renamed the Galetti Brothers Memorial Highway.
There could soon be more space for Peru City Cemetery according to Mayor Scott Harl. “We have 15 acres, we might add five,” Harl said during Monday’s public services committee meeting.
JOLIET — Lowell “Max” Ambler pleaded guilty last week in Will County Court to the Class 1 felony of aggravated robbery. The deal had prosecutors drop the other three counts, including the Class X felony of armed robbery.
PRINCETON — Despite a split vote, Princeton City Council will move to a second reading of an ordinance that will change parking on South Main Street, at least temporarily.
PRINCETON — The Bureau County 4-H Fair will be held Thursday-Saturday at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. In addition to the project judging, there are several other special events planned.