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Hit and run driver pleads guilty

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
PRINCETON, The hit and run driver who caused the death of 19-year-old Jaquelin Martinez-Maldonado of Mendota in 2015 entered a plea of guilty in Bureau County court last week.
Jose L. Torres, 21, of Oglesby entered the guilty plea on Jan. 5 in the courtroom of Judge Marc Bernabei for failure to report an accident resulting in a person's

Curling: A new look at the world's oldest team sport

Modified: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
TRIUMPH, Have you ever watched curling during the Olympics and wondered what is going on? Does a sport with broom-wielding athletes who skid along on the ice while chasing stones seem a bit strange?
The Waltham Curling Club is inviting anyone interested in learning more about the sport of curling to join it for a televised viewing of "Curling

City offices, school board seats up for election April 4

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
MENDOTA, Only two contested races will appear on the ballot for City of Mendota offices on April 4. Four-term Mendota Mayor David Boelk is seeking another term in that office. He is being challenged in this spring's Consolidated Election by Jesse Arellano.
The only other contested race for city office is that of 3rd Ward Alderman. Kyle Kim, who

Council hears about 211 help line

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
MENDOTA, The swearing in of a new police officer and a presentation on the 211 call service coming to LaSalle County were among the items covered at the first meeting of the new year of the Mendota City Council on Jan. 3.

Shelly Ocepek of the United Way of Eastern LaSalle County and Mitch Landgraf, advocate and

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