La Salle County IL
LaSalle Community News

 

 TAKEN FROM THE MARSHALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN, HENRY IL
March 5,1868

State Items
La Salle is to have a calaboose. The citizens voting, for it - 242, against - 8. It is a wonderment that such a God forsaken place hadnít some place of confinement for criminals long before this.


TAKEN FROM THE HENRY REPUBLICAN, HENRY, IL
March 17, 1881

A fog caused one freight train to run into another at LaSalle on Thursday last on the C. R. I. & P. R. R.  Engine No. 19 was badly wrecked and a caboose and one car split to kindling weed.


Decatur Daily Republican (Decatur, Illinois) July 13, 1894

The miners of La Salle, Ill., declare they will not accept the price agreed upon by the scale committee at Columbus. The miners claim the new deal is really a reduction of ten cents per ton for mining.

Fifty La Salle people, including officers and mine operators were in Ottawa, Ill., yesterday testifying before the grand jury against the leaders of the mob in the recent troubles. The men are not in jail and many others will be indicted.


Taken From The Toluca Star Newspaper
Toluca, Marshall Co., Illinois, Friday, November 8, 1901 - PAGE 2

The blacksmiths of LaSalle and Peru have organized a union. The machinists have done the same thing.



William Parks Does Business from Jail Cell
Friday, Nov. 21, 1913, Ste Marie Tribune, Jasper Co, IL

Thrown into jail for a debt under law which the La Salle county officials call "old and barbarous", William J. Parks, a La Salle real estate dealer, is conducting his business by telephone from his cell.
 

 Back To LaSalle County Illinois History and Genealogy