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Yogurt Truck Crash Injures One

LASALLE – A passenger in a loaded yogurt truck was injured in a two vehicle accident in Bureau County Thursday morning. According to Illinois State Police just after 10 a.m., a tractor-trailer operated by 54-year-old James Johnson of Florida, was traveling west on I-80 in the area of ...Read more

Friday is World Rabies Day

OTTAWA – Raising awareness and fighting a preventable disease is the message being spread Friday on World Rabies Day. The LaSalle County Health Department and organizations nationwide are helping spread the word on a disease that kills more than 59,000 people each year. Rabies is a virus ...Read more

Bureau County Full Scale Disaster Drill Saturday

SPRING VALLEY – The Bureau County Emergency Management Agency will be simulating a tornado disaster in the area and coordinating mock evacuations of health care facilities. The exercise will start at 8 a.m. and run until 2 p.m. at many locations, including St. Margaret’s Hospital, ...Read more

Deer Disease in Putnam County

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources received reports of Edizootic Hemorrhagic Disease in white tail deer. So far over 50 suspected cases were reported to the IDNR. The disease appeared at low to moderate levels in counties on or near the Illinois River, including ...Read more

Plainfield Man Killed in Kendall County Crash

KENDALL – One man is dead after a two vehicle accident in in Kendall County, Monday morning. 44-year-old Scott Weber of Plainfield was traveling southbound on Grove Road after 8:30 a.m. when he failed to stop for traffic on Route 52. He was then struck by an eastbound truck tractor ...Read more