La Salle, Illinois
LaSalle is a city in LaSalle County, Illinois, located at the intersection of Interstates 39 and 80. Starved Rock State Park is located approximately 5 miles to the east. The population was 9,609 at the 2010 census. LaSalle and its twin city, Peru, make up the core of the Illinois Valley. LaSalle has several National Historical Structures: Hotel Kaskaskia, the Hegeler-Carus Mansion, the Julius W. Hegeler House, and the LaSalle City Building. There is a Museum and Visitor's Center dedicated to the I&M Canal on First and Joliet Streets. Major employers in LaSalle are: Carus Chemical (264), La Salle Veteran's Home (200), La Salle Peru Township High School (180), Illinois Cement Company (148), and The News-Tribune (101).