LaSalle County

The LaSalle County city of Marseilles has issued a voluntary evacuation because of rising floodwaters.

Emergency officials don’t expect the river to rise to levels that would require a mandatory evacuation. But under their flood plans, once the Illinois River hits flood stage, 19 feet, people in areas damaged by floods in 2013 are advised to leave their homes. Or at least keep a close eye on the rising water.

They were notified by automated phone messages.

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.

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