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Streator Resident Nearly Victim of $10,000 Scam

STREATOR – An elderly person from Streator had apparently already shipped a package with $10,000 in it unknowingly to Social Security scammers on Friday, but police were able to intervene.  The Streator Police Department helped a resident recover the funds before they were delivered to a ...Read more

Rural Lee County Crash Kills Dixon Woman

DIXON – A Dixon woman has died after a crash Friday in rural Lee County.   The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that around 2 PM a two vehicle collision on Lowell Park Road near Timber Creek Road sent 84-year-old Jerle Barton to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  The ...Read more

No Contract in Sight

MENDOTA- In releases Saturday afternoon both sides of the District 289 contract dispute stated that the four hour session at Mendota High School failed.   Teachers walked off the job on October 16th after working without a contract since August.   Proposals were presented by both sides, ...Read more

Community rally scheduled for Mendota teachers

  MENDOTA – A resolution is underway as negotiations between the Mendota’s Teachers Union and District 289 continued this morning at Mendota’s High School. On Friday, teachers agreed to meet again with district officials to settle labor disputes. Teachers walked off the ...Read more

Fatal accident at Starved Rock State Park

  UTICA – A fatal accident occurred at Starved Rock State Park, Saturday morning, according to Conservation Police Sergeant Phil Wire. Just after 10 a.m., the Utica Fire Department was called to the Council Overhand at Starved Rock State Park for a subject who allegedly fell 40 feet ...Read more

Aurora man charged in rural Wedron burglary

WEDRON – An Aurora man is charged with residential burglary in rural Wedron. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year-old Nichols J. Bower of Aurora was arrested on Wednesday at a residence in Dekalb, after authorities received tips from a Facebook post regarding the ...Read more

2019 Regional Champs: Mendota Trojans

  MENDOTA – Mendota Trojans Soccer took the title of 2019 Regional Champions against DePue/Hall High School’s Co-op in Mendota on Friday. DePue/Hall set the tone in the early portion of the first half with a goal from Robert Harrison, followed by a scoring shot from Jackson Heiden ...Read more