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Train and Tractor Collide in Bureau County

WYANET – An Amtrak train and a tractor collided southwest of Wyanet Thanksgiving morning.    Emergency crews were called around 10 a.m. to a field about a mile and a half from town after a tractor with an Anhydrous bar implement was crossing the tracks at a private crossing  about 1/4 ...Read more

ISP Trooper Charged in Fatal High-Speed Collision

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois State Police trooper has been charged in a high-speed collision that killed a young mother. Now-retired Master Sgt. Jeff Denning was charged Tuesday with one count of reckless homicide alleging that his excessive speed caused Kelly E. Wilson’s May ...Read more

Proposal to Increase LaSalle Tax Levy by 15%

LASALLE – The city of LaSalle is going to increase spending in police pensions by 21.5% according to Monday night’s City Council Meeting. Finance Director John Duncan discussed a proposed real estate tax levy increase during a public hearing, explaining that the $1,270,000 going towards ...Read more