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Opportunity Zone Designated in Streator

STREATOR – A special tax zone created to spur business has been designated in Streator. Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Jimmie Lansford announced that an ‘Opportunity Zone’ could bring new businesses to the city. It would be an area stretching from Otter Creek Street to ...Read more

Splash Pad Opens Friday in Streator

STREATOR – The newest addition to Streator City Park opens Friday with a ceremony at 9 AM. The northeast side of the park will now feature ‘Paul’s Pad’, a splash pad named after Paul E. Dieken. The construction was made possible by a donation from the Dieken Family ...Read more

Woman Killed Tuesday Identified

STREATOR – The Streator woman who was shot and killed in the 200 block of 9th street has been identified.   According to the LaSalle County Coroners Office 33-year-old Maria M De la Torre was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital in Streator.   In a statement Wednesday morning, ...Read more

3 in Custody After Woman Shot Dead in Streator

STREATOR – A woman was shot and killed in Streator and three suspects are in custody after a high speed chase across two counties. According to Streator Police Chief Kurt Pastirik, before 9 PM Tuesday they were called to the 200 block of West 9th Street for shots fired. The 33-year-old ...Read more

Woman Killed in Shooting Tuesday Night in Streator

STREATOR – The Illinois State Police and Streator Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday evening. According to the Streator Police Department around 9 PM they were called to the 200 block of 9th Street for a report of a 33-year-old woman being shot. She was taken to ...Read more

Sports Facility Proposed for Princeton

PRINCETON – The Princeton City Council issued a permit to a group to construct an outdoor sports complex in the city Monday night. The proposed outdoor multi-sports complex would be built at Logistics Park on 29 acres, according to Mayor Joel Quiram. It would be designed to host tournaments ...Read more

Area Libraries Share Grant Money For Improvements

DEPUE – A new roof is on the way for the library in DePue and easier access is coming to the Toluca library. State librarian and Secretary of State Jesse White announced Tuesday that over $700,000 in grants were made available to locations across the state. The Selby Township Library ...Read more

Morris Woman Missing

MORRIS – The Morris Police are attempting to locate 35-year-old Elizabeth Johnson of Morris. Elizabeth was last seen by her family on Monday, May 14 at around 5 am. She is believed to be traveling in a blue 2015 Chevrolet Malibu bearing Illinois license plate R746911. She may possibly be in ...Read more