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Counterfeit Cash; Meth Found in LaSalle

LASALLE- Two people were arrested Tuesday in LaSalle by the Tri-County Drug Enforcment Narcotics Team for alleged drugs and one person is potentially facing additional charges regarding possible counterfeit currency. TriDent announced they conducted a buy/bust operation in the 300 block of Civic ...Read more

Chicago Man Arrested in Cocaine Bust by Trident

OTTAWA – The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team arrested a Chicago man after a buy/bust operation near Ottawa. On Friday, August 9th around 1:30 PM agents in the 3000 block of North State Route 71 conducted a controlled purchase of approximately 36 grams of purported cocaine ...Read more

Ottawa Man Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash

OTTAWA – A rural Ottawa motorcycle crash on Tuesday sent a 24-year old man to a Peoria hospital by helicopter. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says that they were called to a single vehicle cycle crash around 4:30 PM near 1300 North 2401st Road. Grand Ridge EMS treated Dean Thomas ...Read more

Chicago Teen Dies in Oglesby Crash Monday

OGLESBY – A 16-year-old from Chicago has died after a crash Monday in Oglesby. According to LaSalle County Coroner William Wujek the multi-motor vehicle crash occurred on Illinois Route 178 in Deer Park Township around 4:45 PM. He was pronounced dead at the scene and his identity is being ...Read more

Tax Installment Approved to Correct Errors

PRINCETON – Bureau County Board members voted to approve a third installment of real estate tax bills to make up for the tax errors that were discovered in the past few months. The errors and the third installment solution will cost the county around $72,000. Among the tax errors was the ...Read more

Suspected carjacking ends with 1 dead, 4 arrested

CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities say suspects in an attempted carjacking led police on a high-speed chase from near the Wisconsin border to Chicago 50 miles away after a man fatally shot one of the suspects outside his home. Lake County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt., Chris Covelli says the juvenile ...Read more