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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

LaSalle Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident

UTICA, IL – A LaSalle man was injured in a single vehicle accident late Friday night.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Kenneth Lunn was traveling on Illinois 178 around 11:25 pm about four miles south of Utica when he lost control of his motorcyle and went into a ...Read more

IVCC: New Scholarship for Agriculture Program

OGLESBY – A rural Oglesby couple’s love of farming and raising cattle will be memorialized in a scholarship established recently with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. The Ron and Sandy Greening Memorial Agriculture Scholarship is the result of a $2,000 gift from their ...Read more

Workforce Development Week Begins Monday

OTTAWA – LaSalle County will recognize the end of August as workforce development week. Beginning August 27, LaSalle County will provide an opportunity for the state and local workforce development boards to highlight and promote the many way in which they undertaking their work. LaSalle ...Read more