Local Headlines

Utica Officer Struck By Vehicle Monday Night

UTICA – A Utica Police Officer was struck by a vehicle while conducting a traffic stop Monday night. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 9:45 p.m. an officer for the village of Utica was near the intersection of US 178 and US RT6 when he was struck. The officer and ...Read more

Rotary Park Expansion Proposed

LASALLE – The city of LaSalle approved a petition to apply for a grant to expand Rotary Park through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.  The Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program is a state-financed grant program that provides funding assistance to local ...Read more

Man Life Flighted After Crash North of Streator

  STREATOR – A man was airlifted to a Peoria hospital after a crash that sent his vehicle into the bed of a parked pickup truck Sunday.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office say that 23-year-old Michael Gray of Streator was traveling North on US Route 23 near the intersection of N ...Read more

Illinois Rail Safety Week Begins Sunday

STERLING – Illinois Rail Safety Week begins Sunday and runs through September 29th. Area law enforcement will be promoting rail safety awareness and education to prevent injuries and fatalities. Additional enforcement of laws associated with crossings and railroad property will take place ...Read more

Ag Day Coming Wednesday at IVCC

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College agriculture program, in partnership with University of Illinois Extension, will conduct an ag research field day at the research plot along the west side of Orlando Smith Road from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26. The field day, which will ...Read more

Hall High School Stadium Due For Upgrades

SPRING VALLEY – Hall High School’s Stadium could be getting wiring upgrades in the future. Superintendant Jesse Brandt told the school board Wednesday that wiring, lighting and sound system upgrades will eventually have to happen. The suggestions were made after they experienced an ...Read more

Dry September Helping Farmers

OTTAWA  – Septembers dry spell is turning out to be a positive turn of events for LaSalle County farmers.   According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, the excellent weather conditions have made it easier for farmers to harvest the corn crop. He says mother ...Read more