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Telephone scam in the Dekalb County area

DEKALB – The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office warns of a scam that purports to be the caller I.D. of the Public Defender’s Office. According to authorities, the scammer asks citizens to call from an additional number. When that number is called, an automatic voice mail system allegedly ...Read more

Illinois State Trooper Dies After Head On Crash

DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly announced Saturday that another State Trooper has died, the second in 48 hours.  ISP District 15 Trooper Gerald Ellis was traveling on I-94 around 3:30 Saturday morning when a wrong way driver allegedly struck his ...Read more

Memorial Wall Coming to Paw Paw School

PAW PAW – A memorial wall is being established at the entrance of Paw Paw High School. The wall is for families to remember loved ones who have attended Paw Paw School and for individuals who have an attachment to the schools and want to leave a lasting legacy. Paw prints that will display ...Read more

Local Unemployment Drops

OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have decreased since last month. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, LaSalle County is seeing rates to those of December’s at 7.2 percent, over a percent decrease compared to last month. Putnam County’s rates have also ...Read more

More Radium Cleanup Soon For Ottawa

OTTAWA – A site contaminated with radium in Ottawa is scheduled for cleanup later this year. City Engineer and Director of Community Development David Noble says the Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Emergency Management Association will clean up portions of a property ...Read more

Staff Reductions Coming To Paw Paw School

PAW PAW – Paw Paw High School has begun to announce staff cuts. This is due to the deactivation of the high school and the move to send students to Indian Creek next year, many positions will be eliminated or have reduced hours. The Paw Paw School Board stated that they may change a job ...Read more

Reports of counterfeit cash in Seneca

SENECA – The Seneca Police Department is warning the community of counterfeit cash.  According to police, they received a report on numerous counterfeit $100 dollar bills being used around the area. Police say if you come across counterfeit money, do not return it to the passer, observe ...Read more