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Joliet man charged in Ottawa burglary

OTTAWA – An Joliet man is in custody on multiple charges after a burglary investigation in Ottawa earlier this month. According to the Ottawa Police Department, on April 12th they took a report of a vehicle burglary, where a woman’s purse was allegedly stolen. Authorities say after ...Read more

Two New Alderman Sworn in at LaSalle City Council

LASALLE – Joe Jeppson and Jordan Crane were sworn in as the new 3rd and 4th ward alderman, respectively, at Monday night’s city council meeting in LaSalle. Jeppson replaced Brian Sellett,  who joined in November of last year after Alderman Brian Duncan’s resignation. Jordan Crane beat ...Read more

Spring Valley looking into billing for fire calls

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley is considering billing for fire calls to acquire  funds for the fire department. According to Alderman Mike Herrmann, the finance committee met with a billing company in Mendota that provides reimbursements from emergency calls via the insurance companies of ...Read more

Search on for husband of woman burned to death

O’FALLON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois say they are searching for the husband of a woman whose body was found set afire inside a vehicle. St. Clair County Coroner Calvin Dye Sr. identified the victim as 35-year-old Sherry Billups of O’Fallon. Billups was pronounced ...Read more

Holiday Weekend Patrol Nets Plenty of Tickets

LASALLE –  The Illinois State Police were on patrol during the Easter Holiday weekend and gave out plenty of citations to motorists traveling along the interstates and highways.   They reported that they issued 17 speeding tickets, 7 Scott’s Law citations, and an arrest for a hit ...Read more