Local Headlines

Social Security Phone Scams on the Rise

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Police Department is warning people about phone scams in the area. According to authorities, scammers are spoofing the Social Security Administration’s 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information. The caller says he works for the ...Read more

Newark Woman Identified as Monday Crash Victim

SHERIDAN – A Newark woman has been identified as the victim after a two vehicle collision involving a semi-tractor trailer and a car Monday. In a release by LaSalle County Coroner William Wujek, 40-year-old Jaime J. Tuttle was killed in the crash on Illinois Route 71 four miles east of ...Read more

Peru Council Discusses Snow; Leaf Removal

PERU – Peru City Council members discussed snow plowing with the onslaught of winter weather at Tuesday night’s regular city council meeting. Council members stated that information regarding the Street Department’s snow plow procedures is listed on the city’s website. In light of ...Read more

SUV Tips During Tuesday Night Crash

MENDOTA – A two vehicle crash in Mendota Tuesday night left an SUV on its side but thankfully nobody was injured.    According to Mendota Police around 7:30 p.m. they were called to the intersection of 5th Avenue and 8th Street where an SUV traveling south had collided with a sedan going ...Read more

Two Vehicle Crash in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley Fire and Police Departments along with EMS were called to a two vehicle collision on Monday. The vehicles were heavily damaged with airbags deployed after the collision on Illinois Route 89 near Joseph Ruva drive around 7 a.m. According to authorities, crews ...Read more

House Fire in LaSalle Causes Damage; Pets Missing

LASALLE – A fire on the 1500 block of North Joliet Street in LaSalle significantly damaged a home on Monday. Just after 12:30 p.m. multiple are fire departments were called to the scene. No injuries were reported. No residents were home at the time, but according to the occupant 4 cats and ...Read more

Illinois Valley Food Pantry Distribution Saturday

LASALLE – The Illinois Valley food Pantry’s Thanksgiving Distribution will be held this coming Saturday. Volunteers will be packing food for around 600 families who need food assistance. Deliveries will begin on Monday the 19th. If you are in need and wish to register and live in the area, ...Read more