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Unemployment Dips For Area Counties

SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment numbers were released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and area counties saw a two to three percent decrease for the month of May.  LaSalle County recorded an unemployment rate of 15.6%, and while it is the 15th highest rate in ...Read more

Rural Troy Grove fire damaged Semi-tractor, Car

TROY GROVE- A fire in rural LaSalle County heavily damaged two vehicles Thursday morning.  After 4 AM Troy Grove and Mendota Fire Departments were called to the 200 block of US Route 52, where they found a semi-tractor and a car fully engulfed in flames.   An adjacent tractor-trailer and ...Read more

Cleanup work continues in DePue from May flooding

DEPUE – A non-profit organization is still in DePue helping residents clean up after flooding in late May damaged many households.  Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has been assisting the village from their tent encampment adjacent to the fire station.  On May ...Read more

Plainfield teen drowns at Indiana Dunes

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — An Illinois teenager has been  identified as the swimmer who drowned in Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park. The Porter County coroner’s office says 18-year-old Dominic Snovicky of Plainfield, Illinois, was rushed to Porter Regional Hospital and pronounced ...Read more

Kankakee man arrested on weapons charges

KANKAKEE – A Kankakee felon was arrested on Monday on weapons charges by the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group.   They say they executed a search warrant for the home of  26-year-old Nelson J. Brown.  During the search, authorities allegedly found a 9mm handgun.  Brown was ...Read more

Ottawa man arrested for alleged drug charges

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man is being held at the LaSalle County Jail after a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team investigation into drug sales.  They say that on Tuesday around 6 PM they arrested 43-year-old Jeremy D. Charbonneau on a warrant for unlawful delivery of Heroin/Fentanyl, a ...Read more

Tuesday fire claims life of Bureau County woman

BUREAU – A woman is dead after a house fire Tuesday evening in Bureau County.   The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office said that after 7:30 PM they were called to the 100 block of South Peoria Street in Bureau for a reported house fire with someone trapped inside.  Multiple agencies ...Read more