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Mendota Man Wins $500,000 Lottery Prize

MENDOTA – A scratch off Illinois Lottery ticket purchased in Mendota yielded a resident a $500,000 prize. David Buster plans on taking a vacation to the Bahamas and purchase a new car, plus pay for his stepson’s wedding. Buster says he has been playing the Illinois Lottery for 20 ...Read more

LaSalle Alderman Wants Change in Dog Ordinance

LASALLE – A motion to address changes to the LaSalle City Code relating to pets was passed in a council meeting Monday. After a puppy was killed by a neighboring dog last month in LaSalle, Alderman James Demes is pushing for a stricter ordinance. Demes related it to a Senate Bill called, ...Read more

No Injuries After Crash Near Paw Paw

PAW PAW – A man reportedly fell asleep while driving home from work early Monday morning, striking a Semi Truck, a utility pole and rolling several times. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office before 7 AM a 20-year-old Paw Paw man was traveling west in a car on Chicago Road ...Read more

Bergner’s Closing

PERU – Bergner’s in Peru is seeing its last days. The retail giant, whose first store opened in Peoria in 1889, will be closing its doors forever on Wednesday, August 29th. Bergner’s parent company The Bon Ton Stores, which operated more than 260 department stores under several ...Read more

Crime Stoppers Seeking Help for Burglary

LELAND – Crime Stoppers is seeking information into a reported burglary that occurred to an out building in Leland. The owner reported sometimes between August 20th and August 21st, an unknown individual forced entry into the building on the 8400 block of Suydam Road. A number of tools were ...Read more

Child on Bicycle Struck by Pickup in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY – A 9-year-old girl on a bicycle was struck by a pickup in Spring Valley Monday morning. According to Spring Valley Police, the child was crossing at US Route 6 and Richards Street with a crossing guard who was holding a stop sign when a pickup truck traveling east reportedly ...Read more

SUV Crash on I-39; Lifeflight Called

MENDOTA- An SUV belonging to an out of state family collided with a guardrail Sunday afternoon on I-39 near Mendota.  Around 3:30 p.m. Fire and EMS from multiple area departments were called to the scene between the Mendota and Troy Grove exits in the northbound lanes.   According to rescue ...Read more

Father Charged in Death of His Baby Son

  MORRIS, IL – Authorities have arrested a father in the death of his baby son.  Minooka Police say that 18-year-old Nicholas A. Fecarota, of Minooka, was arrested Friday for murder in the first degree.   Police were summoned to a Minooka apartment around 12:30 Friday afternoon for ...Read more