Local Information and Local History

Links to local information
Other Area Sites
About the Local History Collection

     About the Local History Collection

A special collection of materials about the local area (IVCC District) is kept in the Local History Room. Found here is information on the Illinois and Michigan Canal, the Cherry Mine Disaster, the Starved Rock Murders, the development of the Illinois Valley, and cities of the district. Due to the nature of this material, the local history file materials do not check out. However, the information may be used with the supervision of library personnel.  A scanner and printer are available to make copies.

Links to Local Home Pages

     Bureau County
          County Clerk and Recorder Office
     LaSalle County
          LaSalle County Government Center
     Putnam County 

     LaSalle Township

    La Salle
    Spring Valley

City Data
     La Salle

       Bureau Valley Community Unit School District 340
       Hall High School
       Harding Grade School     
       La Salle Elementary School Distrist 122
       La Salle-Peru Township High School
       Marquette Academy
       Mendota High School
       Mendota Elementary School District 289    
       Oglesby Public Schools District 125
       Ottawa Elementary School District 141 
       Ottawa Township High School
       Peru Public School District 124
       Princeton Elementary School District 115
       Princeton High School
       Putnam County Elementary School
       Putnam County High School
       Putnam County Junior High
       Seneca Community Consolidated Grade School
       Seneca Township High School 
       Serena Grade School 
       Serena High School
       Sheridan Grade School      
       Spring Valley Elementary School District 99
       St. Bede Academy
       Streator Elementary School District 44       
       Streator Township High School
       Woodland Community Unit School District 5

       Illinois Valley Community Hospital
       OSF St. Paul formerly Mendota Community Hospital
       OSF Saint Elizabeth formerly Ottawa Regional Hospital & Healthcare Center
       Perry Memorial Hospital
       St. Margaret's Hospital
       St. Mary's Hospital

Other area sites
       Buffalo Rock State Park & Effigy Tumuli
       Illinois & Michigan Canal   
       Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce (IVAC)
       La Salle County History/Landmarks
       La Salle County Historical Society & Museum
       Matthiessen State Park
       Ottawa Visitors Center
       Putnam County Historical Society
       Starved Rock State Park

      Bureau County Republican
      Mendota Reporter
      The Times (Sept. 2005 the Ottawa Daily Times and the Streator Times-Press combined)
      Peoria Journal Star
      Bloomington Pantagraph