LaSalle News Tribune | LaSalle, IL
Due to weather related issues, in some areas there may be delayed deliveries of your Monday issue of the NewsTribune.
If road conditions are severe enough, your delivery person may not be able to deliver your NewsTribune at all on Monday.
In this case, your Monday edition will be delivered with your Tuesday newspaper.
We ask you to be understanding for the safety of our carriers.

You can view Tuesday's newspaper online at

home : news : north central illinois   May 29, 2016

6/20/2013 12:45:00 AM
Youth can play under lights in Hennepin

Shannon Crawley-Serpette
Staff Writer

HENNEPIN – The Hennepin Village Board granted permission Wednesday to the youth to play under the lights at the baseball diamond until 10 p.m. three nights a week.

Austin Biagini, on behalf of several school students, asked the board to consider letting them play that late.

“We're just trying to have fun, get some baseball in,” he said.

The board did place one restriction on the request – any music that is played at the diamond must not contain profanity. The extended nights of baseball will end once school starts, the board said.

The board approved a solicitation ordinance that will require anyone selling anything in village limits to first register as a solicitor with the Putnam County Sheriff's Department.

Earlier this year, Sheriff Kevin Doyle pitched the idea at the county level, saying it would allow residents one way to check out if a solicitor appeared to be legitimate. He also extended an invitation to the municipalities in the county to adopt the ordinance.

In other news:

-        Marci Duro, executive director/CEO of Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, gave an update to the board about efforts IVAC is making to draw business to the area.

-        Board member Matthew Dean said this year's fireworks show will be extra large because of generous donations from Marquis Energy and the family of Jack Grant. Grant, a former Hennepin mayor who died in 2012, helped hand shoot Hennepin's fireworks for over 20 years.

-        The board donated $150 to Putnam County Community Center and $100 to the Marshall-Putnam County Fair Queen pageant.

 Shannon Crawley-Serpette may be reached at (309)364-2268 or

Login to your account:
Remember me
Login reminder
  If you'd like to comment on this article, please log in or click here to subscribe.


Subscription Login

Starved Rock closes entrances briefly due to crowds
Updated: 5/29/2016 8:03:00 PM
Large, private garage collapses in La Salle
Updated: 5/29/2016 7:46:00 PM
Iraq veteran marching in Desert Storm memorial parade
A Memorial Day more than 128 years in the making
Juvenile taken to medical center after striking a train engine
Graveyard rejuvenation

Illinois Valley Events
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

Photo GalleryVideo LibraryMagazinesDealsAbout UsAP Terms of UseAdvertise With UsExtra Content

Copyright 2016 NewsTribune, LaSalle, Illinois. All rights reserved.

Software © 1998-2016 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved