LaSalle County

NIU Center for Governmental Studies

The mining industry’s economic impact on LaSalle County is in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

A number of local governments across Illinois are getting money to inspect pollution-control facilities and to investigate complaints about illegal dumping.

LaSalle County Is Getting Another Sand Mine

Feb 7, 2014

The latest project was approved by the village of Utica. The decision could spur legal action from opponents.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

LaSalle County business leaders are looking to a simple idea with a great slogan to turn their economy around.

Village of Schaumburg IL

Municipal aggregation when it comes to electricity took a while to catch on.  Now, it is on the ballot in about 200 communities, including in rural areas of LaSalle County. Businesses and households can become their customers individually. But with voters' approval, communities can also do it collectively for residents.  There are now 30 alternative suppliers.