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Heflebower Scholarship to Streator Nursing Student

OGLESBY – Anne Baker presents the 2018 Dolores “Dee” Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Jonathon Bourell of Streator.  The award is supported by an Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation fund established by Baker and her husband, the late Don Baker of Peru, in memory of ...Read more

1976 Cold Case investigation in Grundy County

  MORRIS – Details were released by the Grundy County Coroner’s Office regarding a cold case of an unidentified female whose body was found in 1976. The details come as an illustration of the victim to help depict how she may have looked at the time of her death. The victim was ...Read more

Somonauk Man Injured in DeKalb County Crash

HINCKLEY – A man was seriously injured after a single vehicle accident that sent his car through the air into a power pole before landing in a creek. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon south of Hinckley 40-year-old Jeffery Atwell of Somonauk was ...Read more

Danville Man shot by Police

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in eastern Illinois fatally shot a man when he didn’t drop a gun after they stopped his vehicle. The (Danville) Commercial-News reports the shooting happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday after Danville officers responded to a call about a man ...Read more

One Solar Farm Approved Out of Three

OTTAWA – Petitions for solar farms were on the agenda at the LaSalle County Board meeting Monday afternoon with only one winning approval.  The construction of three solar farms were discussed and voted for with special conditions for one. Approval for the construction of a solar farm in ...Read more

Princeton Police Investigate Saturday Robbery

PRINCETON – A robbery Saturday afternoon in Princeton is being investigated by authorities. Princeton Police were called to the 600 block of North Main Street for a report of an armed robbery. According to the police, witnesses say a man entered and claimed he had a weapon and demanded ...Read more

One Killed in Rural LaSalle County Crash

MENDOTA – A teen from Utica was killed after an apparent single vehicle crash Sunday morning outside of Mendota.   Authorities were called Sunday morning to an intersection near North 3973rd and North 4009th Road for a car that had struck a tree. According to the LaSalle County ...Read more

Wet Weekend Brings Upwards of Half Foot of Rain

OTTAWA – A wet and rainy weekend filled with numerous bands of showers and thunderstorms caused minor flooding in areas and some roads to temporarily close. The National Weather Service reports that some areas received for 6″ of rain in the last 48 hours, including many areas in Lee, ...Read more