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Lee County Sheriff Warns of Fraud Callers

DIXON – Complaints have come in to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office from residents who are receiving calls from individuals impersonating government officials demanding money.  Sheriff John Simonton issued a warning Tuesday that a number of complaints have been taken from residents ...Read more

Oreo-maker moving headquarters

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Oreo-maker Mondelez International Inc. is moving its headquarters from a Chicago suburb into the city. The snack producer announced Tuesday it would move about 400 jobs from Deerfield into Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. Mondelez says it signed a 15-year lease ...Read more

Semi truck trailer accident in LaSalle

LASALLE – A two semi truck trailer accident occurred in LaSalle on Tuesday. According to Illinois State Police, they the LaSalle Police Department, LaSalle Fire Department, Utica Fire and EMS as well as the Illinois Department of Transportation all assisted in a semi truck trailer accident ...Read more

New Officers and Changes to ESDA coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council approved the hiring of two part-time police officers at Monday’s city council meeting. Officers Shawn Emmet and Daniel Hernandez join the force one month after the appointment of Mendota’s new police chief Greg Kellen. City Council members also voted ...Read more

Two vehicle accident in Peru

PERU – A two vehicle accident occurred in Peru on Monday. Peru EMS was called to Il. Route 251 and Unytite Drive for a two vehicle accident just before 6 p.m. Peru Police could not give any information at the scene of the incident. No injuries were reported. The incident remains under ...Read more

Tuskegee Airman dies at 98

CHICAGO (AP) — World War II African-American fighter pilot John Lyle, a Tuskegee Airman, is dead at age 98. Lyle’s wife, Eunice, says he died Saturday at his home on Chicago’s South Side. He had been battling prostate cancer. The members of the nation’s first black fighter ...Read more