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Trial Date Set For Diamond Bradley Murder

HENNEPIN – A hearing for the murder of a teenage girl was held at the Putnam County Courthouse, Thursday. 26-year-old Richard Henderson of Standard is charged with 1 count of concealment of a homicide and 3 counts for first degree murder in the death of 16-year-old Diamond Bradley. ...Read more

Traffic Woes for IVCC Students

OGLESBY – Road work at Route 251 and Richard Moyle Highway slowed the arrival of IVCC students and employees near Oglesby Thursday morning. Due to road construction, students and patrons should allow for extra time when traveling to their destinations. The roads will remain open to traffic ...Read more

West Nile Death Occurred in Morris

MORRIS – The first death attributed to West Nile Virus that took the life of a LaSalle County resident occurred at Morris Hospital.  That’s according to the Grundy County Coroner, who announced that the 85-year-old as yet identified man succumb to the virus on August 25th.  Over 20 ...Read more

Good Samaritans Save A Woman from Drowning

DOWNERS GROVE – A Sandwich man was one of 12 good Samaritans who helped saved a womans life. According to Illinois State Police, On August 3rd, Joanna C. Girmscheid of Libertyville, was traveling westbound on I-90 when she lost control of her vehicle as she was exiting the Route 47 ...Read more

New Art Installation on Tap for Streator

STREATOR – A Chicago-Mendota based artist will continue to craft the city of Streator with a second mural. Ray Paseka member of NCI Artworks first installed the “Heritage Park Vintage Wall” in Streator as part of the Silo Pathways Tour. Paseka’s next project will be the ...Read more

Unemployment Rates Decrease

OTTAWA – July unemployment rates dipped further in the area according to the Department of Unemployment Security. The unemployment rate in LaSalle County is at 5.3 percent, which dropped 2 tenths of a percent compared to last year, but still higher than the state average of 4.2 percent. ...Read more