Local Headlines

Andersen Trial Underway

HENNEPIN – Opening statements were made in the trial of Clifford Andersen Wednesday at the Putnam County Courthouse.  68-year-old  Andersen is charged with killing and burying the body of his sister in law, Deborah Dewey, in a

Man Dies in Bureau County Grain Bin

LAMOILLE – A man is dead after reportedly being trapped in a grain bin near LaMoille. According to LaMoille Fire Chief Brent Becker they were called to a farm on 2600 North Road east of town around

Two Arrested After Ottawa Home Invasion

OTTAWA – Two Ottawa men are in custody after a reported home invasion in Ottawa on Tuesday. According to the Ottawa Police they received a call to a residence in the 400 block of Windsor Drive where

Million Dollar Bond For Heroin Delivery

PERU – A Depue man is in the LaSalle County Jail after an investigation last month by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team. A press release by Tri-Dent states that 36-year-old Joshua M. Trahan allegedly sold more

Heron Rescued in Morris

MORRIS – A heron with an apparent broken wing was rescued last week with help from the Morris Police Department. Officer Zwolinski was called to Route 47 just south of the Illinois River for a bird not

Will County Man Drowns in Illinois River

MORRIS – A Will County man has died after he went missing in the Illinois River on Sunday. Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan released a statement that on Tuesday morning a body was recovered west of

Jury Selected In Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – After a second day of jury selection in the Clifford Andersen trial, a full panel of jurors has been selected at the Putnam County Courthouse.  Clifford Andersen is charged with murder and concealment of homicide

Splash Field Closed Tuesday, July 10th

PERU – Officials have announced that Splash Field in Peru will be closed on Tuesday, July 10th for maintenance. After feedback was received from the community, the hours have been expanded to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

PERU – The City of Peru met Monday to discuss finances, property purchases and a multi-jurisdiction facility. The city announced that retail sales are booming in the area. Over 6 million dollars in sales tax has been accounted

Jury Selection Begins for Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – Jury selection began in the Clifford Andersen trial in Hennepin, Monday. Eight people were seated and six more are yet to be selected. Andersen is charged with murder and concealment of homicide in the death