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Mendota Man Arrested On Heroin Charges

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department reportedly discovered drugs on a person they spoke with who was on a bicycle Thursday.   In a release by the department, they say with information provided by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, that they had reason to believe 35-year old ...Read more

Another Tri-DENT Raid Brings Heroin Charges

STREATOR – A Streator man was arrested after a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team Investigation. According to Tri-DENT, on Wednesday morning, Streator Police along with Tri-DENT made a warrant arrest for 54-year-old Jim R. Stillwell at his residence on the 100 block of North ...Read more

Mendota Woman Arrested on Drug Charge

MENDOTA – A joint Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team and Mendota Police Department investigation into drug sales has led to the arrest of a Mendota woman.  On Wednesday, according to authorities,  they took 42-year-old Mercedes Hermosillo into custody on a warrant for unlawful delivery of a ...Read more

Illinois Family Reading Event Thursday Night

CHICAGO – Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is encouraging families to read together for Illinois’ family reading night Thursday. White says that this is a night when families are urged to turn off all electronic devices and spend time reading to their ...Read more

Streator Students Win Art Awards

STREATOR – Two Streator students earned funds for their school through an Illinois American Water Art Contest. The “Imagine a Day Without Water” Art Contest brought young artists across the state to participate in depicting what a day without water meant to them. The Illinois ...Read more

Great American Smoke Out Thursday

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department’s Great American Smoke Out event is happening Thursday. The Great American Smoke Out is an event that challenges smokers to quit for at least one day, and is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The LaSalle County Health Department ...Read more

Firearm Deer Season Starts Friday

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Deer Hunting season for muzzle loaders and firearms begins soon. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reminds deer hunters to focus on safety, as firearm deer weekends are the state’s most popular hunting season. According to the IDNR’s Office of ...Read more