Local Headlines

Southern LaSalle County lacks rain for crops

  STREATOR – Crops in southern LaSalle County are showing the effects of a mostly dry summer.  According to LaSalle County Farm Bureau President David Isermann,  the recent rainfall this week only touched down in northern parts of the county, leaving crops south of the Illinois ...Read more

Local unemployment rates increase slightly

  OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have increased slightly after steady numbers since June. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, LaSalle County holds the highest percentage of unemployed persons locally, at 4.9, compared to 4.6 last month. Putnam ...Read more

Police: Aurora officer fatally shoots suicidal man

NORTH AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Police say an officer shot and killed an armed man who was threatening to shoot himself and someone else and who ignored commands to stay away from his occupied west suburban Chicago home. North Aurora police say officers were dispatched Wednesday night on a report of ...Read more

Woman Faces Felony Charges for Cash Theft

OTTAWA – A 26-year-old Ottawa woman faces felony charges after a business reported a burglary with a large amount of cash allegedly taken.  Last Friday Ottawa Police say they were called to the 100 block of East Etna Road where they began an investigation and reviewed security footage.  ...Read more