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Illinois Ready For Phase 4

CHICAGO – Governor J.B. Pritzker says while this is “not a signal the battle is over,” Illinois can proceed to phase 4 in its reopening plan.  At a press briefing from Chicago, the governor said that under phase 4, movie theaters, fitness centers, gyms, and restaurants can open ...Read more

Unemployment Dips For Area Counties

SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment numbers were released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and area counties saw a two to three percent decrease for the month of May.  LaSalle County recorded an unemployment rate of 15.6%, and while it is the 15th highest rate in ...Read more

Unemployment Dips For Area Counties

SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment numbers were released Thursday by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and area counties saw a two to three percent decrease for the month of May.  LaSalle County recorded an unemployment rate of 15.6%, and while it is the 15th highest rate in ...Read more

Rural Troy Grove fire damaged Semi-tractor, Car

TROY GROVE- A fire in rural LaSalle County heavily damaged two vehicles Thursday morning.  After 4 AM Troy Grove and Mendota Fire Departments were called to the 200 block of US Route 52, where they found a semi-tractor and a car fully engulfed in flames.   An adjacent tractor-trailer and ...Read more

Cleanup work continues in DePue from May flooding

DEPUE – A non-profit organization is still in DePue helping residents clean up after flooding in late May damaged many households.  Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, has been assisting the village from their tent encampment adjacent to the fire station.  On May ...Read more

Kankakee man arrested on weapons charges

KANKAKEE – A Kankakee felon was arrested on Monday on weapons charges by the Kankakee Area Metropolitan Enforcement Group.   They say they executed a search warrant for the home of  26-year-old Nelson J. Brown.  During the search, authorities allegedly found a 9mm handgun.  Brown was ...Read more

Ottawa man arrested for alleged drug charges

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man is being held at the LaSalle County Jail after a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team investigation into drug sales.  They say that on Tuesday around 6 PM they arrested 43-year-old Jeremy D. Charbonneau on a warrant for unlawful delivery of Heroin/Fentanyl, a ...Read more

Tuesday fire claims life of Bureau County woman

BUREAU – A woman is dead after a house fire Tuesday evening in Bureau County.   The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office said that after 7:30 PM they were called to the 100 block of South Peoria Street in Bureau for a reported house fire with someone trapped inside.  Multiple agencies ...Read more