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Sandy Ford Bridge Inspection Begins

STREATOR – The Sandy Ford Bridge Northwest of Streator will be closed from 8:30am – 2:30pm through Friday, May 18th. The LaSalle County Highway Department announced inspection of the bridge will be occurring and no detours will be posted. The aging steel bridge is set for replacement ...Read more

Tri-Dent Makes Fentanyl Arrest

  LASALLE – A LaSalle man is facing felony charges for Fentanyl after a buy/bust operation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team. In a release Tr-Dent announced that 31-year-old Kevin C. Billups was arrested on Thursday afternoon in the 5200 block of Trompeter Road in Peru. ...Read more

FBI: AK-47 wielded by bank robbing pair Friday

OTTAWA – The FBI has released images of the two they suspect as the robbers of a bank in Ottawa on Friday.   A man and a woman appear to be wearing extra clothing to conceal their identities and are seen using a gun described as an AK-47 in images put out by the FBI.  The suspects ...Read more

Reported Robbery at Ottawa Bank

OTTAWA – Police remain on the scene of a bank in the 300 block of East Norris Drive in Ottawa for what authorities have said was a robbery. The incident happened around 10 AM Friday morning and the investigation continues. No information has been released at this time on suspects or what ...Read more

Safe Taken From Gaming Business

STREATOR – A safe was reported missing after an apparent burglary at a gaming business in Streator Thursday. According to the Streator Police Department, they were called to a gaming business in the 100 block of Hickory Street. A safe was allegedly taken sometime during the night when the ...Read more

Peru Firefighters Honored in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – Peru Firefighters received a Senate Certificate of Recognition during the 25th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighting Medal of Honor Award Ceremony in Springfield on Tuesday. The three firefighters, Lt. Neil Nadolski, Firefighter Alex Duncan, and ...Read more