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Gas prices decline nationally and statewide

CHICAGO – The national gas price average is the lowest since December 2016, according to the American Automobile Association. As of today, the national gas price average is at $2.25 per gallon. On a statewide level, gas has decreased nearly ten cents compared to last month, averaging $2.17 ...Read more

Morris Police Report Phone Scam

MORRIS – A Morris resident reported a scam last week in which he was contacted by a man requesting money. The resident told police that he had contacted a woman on Craiglist and inquired about meeting her before she refused. Days later, the man was received a call from someone claiming to ...Read more

Motor Fuel Tax Revenue Down in Mendota

MENDOTA – Motor fuel tax revenue for the city of Mendota is down nearly 2 percent compared to last year. In a city council meeting yesterday, it was announced that the shortfall of revenue could be a product of lower gas prices. According to the American Automobile Association, gas prices ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Felony Gun Charge

OTTAWA – An early Friday morning domestic altercation involving a gun resulted in the arrest of a 29-year-old Ottawa man. According to the Ottawa Police Department, they say that in the early morning hours they were called to the 700 block of Westwood Drive for a report of a man with a gun. ...Read more

Utica Man Dies After Snowmobile Crash

UTICA – A Utica man is dead after a crash Saturday evening while snowmobiling along the I&M Canal. According to the Conservation Police, 58-year old Brian M. Kelly was traveling west near the walkway bridge around 6:40 p.m. at a significant speed when he lost control for unknown ...Read more

Snowmobile Crash on I&M Canal Saturday

UTICA – A Utica man was in critical condition at a Peoria hospital after a snowmobile crash on the I&M Canal Saturday.  According to the Conservation Police, the 58-year old was traveling west near the walkway bridge around 6:40 p.m. at a significant speed when he lost control for ...Read more

Oglesby Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

OGLESBY – Multiple agencies were involved in the arrest of an Oglesby man on Friday for child pornography possession. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office announced that 32-year-old Robert E. Tannenbaum Jr was taken into custody after a warrant was executed on a residence in the 600 ...Read more

Ottawa’s Thornton Park ice rink opening soon!

OTTAWA – The day may finally come to bring out those ice skates and enjoy Ottawa’s new NHL-sized ice rink. Commissioner James Less was happy to announce that Tuesday, January 22nd at 7 a.m. will be the official opening of the Thornton Park Ice Rink, weather permitting. The rink will ...Read more