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Suspect in custody after pursuit Wednesday

PERU – A Chicago area man is in custody after an attempted drug arrest led to a pursuit Wednesday.   According to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team were involved in an undercover controlled buy of purported heroin when the suspect allegedly fled ...Read more

LaSalle Speedway posts ‘for sale’ sign

LASALLE – LaSalle Speedway is up for sale. The track posted a for sale sign on Wednesday afternoon. The track opened in 1947 as Tri-City Speedway and later became a Drive-In Theater in 1951. The track opened up again in 1992 as LaSalle Speedway until 2019. The track has hosted hundreds of ...Read more

One injured in fiery crash on I-80

  OTTAWA – A driver involved in a crash on I-80 that resulted in a fully engulfed fire was rushed to the hospital, Wednesday morning. According to the Wallace Fire Department, they were dispatched to a semi fire on I-80, west of Ottawa just before 6 a.m. Upon arrival, a two ...Read more

Woodland High School hosts rummage sale

STREATOR – Woodland High School is having a rummage sale in association with their new Warrior Dome Gymnasium. Old gym items like scoreboards, bleacher parts and a Megatron TV will be up for sale Thursday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon. The sale will take place ...Read more

Talks Wednesday in Mendota Teacher Strike

MENDOTA- Both sides are slated to come back to the table on Wednesday in an attempt to settle the strike that has kept some Mendota students out of school a week.   Tuesday it was announced that the Mendota Teachers Union, the District 289 Board, and the mediator will get together at 4 PM at St. ...Read more

More criminal damage reported in Streator

  STREATOR – More criminal damage to windows and vehicles occurred in Streator on Monday. According to the Streator Police Department, four complaints of windows and/or doors being shot with a BB gun were reported. Two other complaints came in of slashed tires, and a rock thrown ...Read more

Talks Possible Wednesday in Mendota Teacher Strike

MENDOTA – With no meetings since the failed negotiation session on Saturday, students at the three District 289 Schools in Mendota remain out of class for the fifth straight day.   Wednesday was speculated to be the next day both sides were to come together to try to hammer out a contract ...Read more