12/06/13 12:15 PM
At least two lawmakers are asking the Illinois Department of Transportation to meet with the public Tuesday night at Sandwich City Hall. It’s to talk about a project to make U.S. 34 a four-lane highway from Sandwich to Plano.
12/06/13 12:06 PM
The property is 570 acres south of the river by the water tower near Seneca. The city council passed an ordinance Wednesday night to expand the enterprise zone to include that area.
12/06/13 09:02 AM
St. Rep. Jill Tracy from the Quincy area says a decade ago, she might have joined those calling for the elimination of the Lieutenant Governor’s job. Now, she’s asking for that job as gubernatorial candidate St. Sen. Kirk Dillard’s running mate.
12/06/13 04:14 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t need to form a rural water district or pipe water in from Ottawa to serve Wedron. In October and November, the agency drilled eight new deep wells for Wedron residents who had benzene contamination in their wells.
12/05/13 04:06 PM
The City of Marseilles has an idea for how to save some money. Finance Commissioner Bob Davis would like to get as many people as possible to sign up to get and pay their water bills online.
12/05/13 02:59 PM
The Illinois Department of Employment Security says 9.9% of LaSalle County residents who wanted jobs didn’t have them in September.
12/05/13 09:25 AM
An athletic park, defining the west edge of downtown, and a new waterfront attraction for Ottawa are going into the update.
12/05/13 06:06 AM
If you own a home in Marseilles worth $100,000, your property taxes are going up about $15. The Marseilles City Council approved next year’s $1.1 million property tax levy last night, down about $90,000 from this year.
12/04/13 10:15 PM
Some Wedron homes have been given lower property tax valuations because of benzene in drinking water wells. But people who had no contamination worry the lower value falsely signals a problem.