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Chicago Man Arrested in LaSalle on Cocaine Charges

LASALLE – Monday afternoon authorities executed a search warrant in LaSalle and took a Chicago man into custody on Cocaine Charges. According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, they, along with the LaSalle Police, Peru Special Investigation Unit, and LaSalle County Tactical ...Read more

Seneca Police Warn of Unauthorized Solicitors

SENECA – The Seneca Police Department warned residents on Wednesday via social media that they received reports of someone soliciting in the town without authorization.   The individual or individuals claimed to work for Nicor.  The police urge anyone to contact authorities if someone ...Read more

Company: 50,000 or more hens died in egg farm fire

GRANT PARK, Ill. (AP) — A company spokesman says 50,000 or more hens died in a fire that destroyed two barns of an egg farm in rural northeastern Illinois. Mussman’s Back Acres Inc. spokesman Brian Burch says 275,000 to 300,000 hens survived the Tuesday fire near the Kankakee County ...Read more

Man arrested after threat to blow up bus in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Police arrested a man on a Greyhound bus stopped on a Chicago expressway after he threatened to blow up the vehicle. Illinois State Police said they received a call that a man was threatening to blow up the bus. The bus was headed to Chicago from Milwaukee. The arrest took place ...Read more

Amboy Levies for Higher Property Taxes

AMBOY – Amboy’s School District is levying a higher percentage for its property taxes. According to Superintendent Joshua Nichols, limitations with the tax cap law, or consumer price index will not allow over 5 percent increase. So why levy a nearly 6 percent hike? Nichols says if the ...Read more

NHL Sized Ice Rink coming to Ottawa

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa will be getting a new and improved ice skating rink next week. According to Commissioner James Less, the size of the portable rink will be of National Hockey League standards of 200 by 85 feet. The rink is expected to be installed by Monday, weather permitting, ...Read more