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Man Missing on Drive to Illinois From Florida

MENDOTA – A man traveling from Florida to Illinois has been reported missing and the family is seeking the help. On Thursday the Mendota Police Department was notified by family members of 69-year-old Stanley B. Vodden that he was past due on his arrival home to Mendota from Florida. Vodden ...Read more

Friday Evening Crash Kills Man in Grundy County

CHANNAHON – A 41-year-old man is dead after his vehicle collided with the trailer of a flatbed semi Friday night west of Gardner. According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office Robert G Hogg allegedly failed to stop while traveling on Gardner Blacktop and proceeded onto IL Route 47 ...Read more

Peaceful Walkout Held at Area Schools

LASALLE – On the one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida a walk out of area students from schools was held starting at 10 AM Wednesday morning. Faculty and students gathered outside of LaSalle-Peru High School to read off the names of those killed and have a moment ...Read more

Man Shot in Early Morning Incident in LaSalle

LASALLE – One person has been hospitalized and no suspect identified in an early Wednesday morning shooting in LaSalle. According to LaSalle police a little after 1 AM they were called to the 500 block of 7th Street for a man who had been shot. The victim was taken to a hospital in Peoria ...Read more

Wednesday Morning Walkout By Students Planned

STREATOR – The one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida is being remembered by area schools with students participating in a walkout Wednesday morning at 10 AM. A movement called the National School Walkout will have classes across the nation going outside for 17 ...Read more

Sandwich Fire Damages Apartment Building

SANDWICH – A fire in Dekalb County in an apartment building had seven departments responding to battle the blaze Monday afternoon. According to the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office, around 2:30 PM a call was made for a fire in the 100 block of Gletty Road near Sandwich. A two story ...Read more