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Pets Rescued After Saturday Streator Fire

STREATOR – Pets were rescued Saturday after a house fire in Streator significantly damaged a home.  According to the Streator Fire Department they were called around 10 AM to a home in the 900 block of Maple Street for a home that had heavy fire towards the rear of the structure.  All ...Read more

Ottawa Man Charged After Tri-Dent Investigation

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man is charged in connection to an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team on Thursday. 29-year-old Charles A. Bishop is charged with Unlawful Delivery of over one gram of purported heroin after a buy/bust operation in the 1200 block of LaSalle ...Read more

Wreaths Across America to Visit Area

MARSEILLES IL (AP) — A caravan of trucks is making its way from Maine to Washington D.C. for a special journey, including one in North Central Illinois.  The trucks contain thousands of wreaths made in Maine — and destined for Arlington National Cemetery just across the river from D.C. The ...Read more

Prison guards face federal charges in inmate death

QUINCY (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted three Illinois prison guards on charges of assault and civil rights violations in the May 2018 death of an inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center. Lt. Todd Sheffler, 51, of Mendon, Sgt. Willie Hedden, 41, of Mount Sterling, and officer ...Read more