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Board Recognizes Suicide Prevention Day

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Board recognized world suicide prevention day with a presentation Monday. Alexis Ferracuti, member of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, encouraged the board to spread awareness on mental health and suicide prevention. Ferracuti noted that suicide is ...Read more

NIU Gets Grant to Combat Violence Against Women

DEKALB – A federal grant has been awarded to Northern Illinois University to help respond to crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking. The Justice Department’s Office on Violence Against Women announced that 57 schools will receive a total of $18 ...Read more

Saturday Shooting in Morris

MORRIS – A shooting early Saturday morning in Morris has sent one man from Aurora to the hospital. The Morris Police Department report that just before 2 a.m. on Saturday they were called to a report of shots fired in the area of 500 Meadowbrook Drive. Officers located a 20-year-old man ...Read more

LaSalle Man In Custody For Drug Deal

PERU – A man was arrested for delivering drugs to a police officer in Peru on Friday.  Peru Police say that 26-year-old Stefan K. Helpingstine of LaSalle was reported to be delivering more than 1 gram of MDMA or Ecstacy to an undercover police officer at 10:30 AM this morning in north ...Read more

Four Pets Rescued From A House Fire

PERU – Two cats and two dogs were rescued in a house fire in Peru, Friday. The Peru EMS, and mutual aide were called to the 2800th block of 5th street for a reported structure fire. Two dogs along with two cats were found in the house. The dogs were sent to Bridgeview Vetinary Hospital, and ...Read more

Cell Phone Thief Nabbed in Ottawa

OTTAWA – A Chicago man is in the LaSalle County Jail after attempting to take merchandise and an employees cell phone at a retailer in Ottawa on Wednesday. In a release from the Ottawa Police Department, around 1:30 pm on September 4th they were called to the 4000 block of Veterans Drive ...Read more

IVCC Hosts Democratic Socialist Talk

OGLESBY – Local Democrats took the IVCC stage Wednesday to explore democratic socialism and its relevance to todays politics. IVCC College Democrat and Professor, Jared Oleson, along with LaSalle County Democrats Chairwoman Dani Brzozowski and Chicago Democratic Socialist and labor lawyer ...Read more