Local Headlines

Community Members Launch Live Well Streator

STREATOR – A group of community members have joined together with the hopes of making Streator a place where generations of people want to live because they can enjoy longer, healthier, and happier lives. “Live Well Streator exists to bring people together to develop solutions that create ...Read more

First Case of West Nile in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – A 60 year-old woman is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in Illinois for 2018, according to The Illinois Department of Public Health. Because the case occurred earlier in the season than most, additional testing by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention were ...Read more

High Winds Damage Crops Tuesday

TONICA – Gusty winds associated with a storm that had warnings issued by the National Weather Service flattened corn and knocked over a power pole Tuesday evening. No significant damage to homes or structures was reported, but some smaller tree limbs were blown down.   ...Read more

Vacant Home Burns Wednesday Morning

STREATOR – An early morning fire engulfed the back part of a vacant house on the southeast side of Streator Wednesday morning. After midnight the Streator Fire Department was called to the 1100 block of Arthur Street and found a two story home with heavy fire and smoke visible. No injuries ...Read more

Paw Paw Consolidation Meeting Thursday

PAW PAW – The Paw Paw Board of Education will hold a special board meeting in conjunction with the Indian Creek Board tomorrow. The meeting will be held to present the findings from the feasibility study concerning the possibility of decommissioning Paw Paw High School and sending those ...Read more

Dog Park to Open in Streator

STREATOR – The Hardscrabble Lions Club Dog park will have its ceremonial opening tomorrow in Streator. The Lions Club will host the ribbon-cutting event at 3 p.m. Thursday, at 820 James Street at the corner of IL and James Street. The event will have light refreshments, and of course, dog ...Read more

Barn demolition bids sought for IVCC

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College board has agreed to seek bids for the demolition of a former dairy barn near the south entrance of its Oglesby campus. In 2017, the board’s facilities committee recommended taking the barn down due to its deteriorating structure. Demolition ...Read more

Fatal single vehicle crash near Granville

GRANVILLE – A Princeton man is dead after being ejected from his car near Granville Monday night. Putnam County Sheriffs, PCEMS and multiple fire departments were called shortly before 7 p.m. for a reported single vehicle car crash on Illinois Highway 71.  The driver, 37-year-old Malcolm ...Read more