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Injuries in Monday Peru Crash

PERU – At least two were injured in mid-morning crash in Peru.   Authorities were called to the intersection of US Route 251 and Midtown Road around 9 a.m. Monday after a truck and an SUV collided.   At least two were injured in the crash, which delayed traffic for 45 minutes.  The ...Read more

Streator Man Dies in Crash

LOSTANT – A Streator man died after his vehicle struck a tree Saturday morning south of Lostant.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office 80-year-old Roland Bastien of Streator was traveling east on Route 18 when for unknown reasons he left the roadway 3/4 mile east of ...Read more

EHD in Deer Spreading Along River

SPRINGFIELD – Through October the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, in white-tailed deer. EHD is a viral disease of white-tailed deer that can cause a high fever, and dead animals often are found near ...Read more

Mendota Graduate; Vikings Star Passes Away

MENDOTA – 1957 Mendota High School Graduate and former Minnesota Viking Bill “Boom Boom” Brown has passed away at the age of 80.  The Vikings announced the news Sunday. The four time Pro-Bowler was inducted into the Vikings’ Ring of Honor back in 2004.  ...Read more

Woman Drowns When Car Drives Into Lake

A 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead Friday night at a lake south of El Paso near I-39. McLean County coroner Kathleen Davis says that 71-year-old Deena Rogers, of Washington, Illinois was pronounced dead around 11:30 Friday night. A preliminary autopsy indicates Rogers died from drowning ...Read more

DeKalb County Crash Sends Rochelle Man to Jail

SHABBONA, IL – A Rochelle man was arrested after deputies say he fled an accident Saturday afternoon. DeKalb County Sheriff’s officials say a 2005 Honda Accord left Shabbona Road at a high rate of speed and crashed into a ditch. Deputies say that the driver fled the scene on foot ...Read more

No Injuries in Early Sunday Mendota Fire

MENDOTA – No injuries were reported in an early morning house fire in Mendota.  After 1 a.m. on Sunday the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 1000 block of Illinois Ave for a structure fire.   Additional area departments were also called, including Troy Grove, Earlville, Amboy, ...Read more

ISP Escorts local WW II Seargant

MINONK – The Illinois State Police Escorted the remains of a local World War ll staff seargant to Minonk, on Thursday. The remains of Herbert W. Harms were transported to Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk before returning Harms remains to his hometown of Rutland, Illinois. In August of ...Read more