Local Headlines

East 3rd Road at I-80 closed on Friday

    OTTAWA – East 3rd Road at Interstate 80 in LaSalle will be closed this weekend for bridge removal. The closure will begin from 7 p.m. on Friday. The Illinois Department of Transportation says the closure is necessary to remove a portion of the eastbound I-80 bridge that ...Read more

County unemployment rates drop

  SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment rates dipped during the month of April according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. While LaSalle County remains the highest in unemployment rates locally, numbers have dipped in the past month from 7.3% to 6.4%. Putnam and Bureau ...Read more

No injuries in Streator mobile home fire

  STREATOR – No injuries were reported in a fire in Streator on Sunday. According to the Reading Fire Department, on Sunday just after 4 a.m., the Reading Fire Department was called to the 600 block of Carriage Lane Estates for a report of a mobile home in flames. Authorities say ...Read more