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Man throws 2 small dogs off balcony during argument

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Police say criminal charges are pending against a man after they say he threw two small dogs off a second-floor balcony during a fight with his wife. Officer Jennifer Byrk said that one dog — a 17-year-old Chihuahua — was killed but the other dog ran off and as of ...Read more

Safe Holiday Cooking Tips

LASALLE  – If you plan on cooking up a storm for holiday celebrations, following these safety tips could help prevent a leading cause in home fires and injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the leading cause of fires in the kitchen results from unattended ...Read more

State Police Urge Caution During Holiday Travels

LASALLE – The Illinois State Police are reminding motorists to drive safe during holiday travels. Captain Jason LoCoco of District 17 says when traveling during the holidays, please be accountable for actions behind the wheel. If you are attending a holiday celebration where alcohol is ...Read more

Passenger Dies in Grundy County Christmas Eve Crash

BRACEVILLE – One man has died and another man was arrested following a single vehicle crash Christmas Eve morning in Grundy County. According to Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan the crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Illinois Route 53 near Braceville. A truck was reportedly traveling ...Read more

Iowa man shot after fleeing traffic stop

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a northwestern Illinois police officer fired a gunshot that wounded an Iowa man following an attempted traffic stop. Police say the shooting happened Sunday night in Silvis, Illinois, just east of Moline in the Quad Cities area. Police say a 24-year-old ...Read more

Trucker sentenced for shooting out vehicle window

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin trucker has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for a slingshot and metal ball bearings to shatter a van window while driving along Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin L. Casey of Janesville, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to a felony for ...Read more