Local Headlines

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

Property to be Redeveloped on Peru’s North Side

PERU – The city of Peru approved a waiver to allow the redevelopment of an old travel plaza Tuesday. The Tiki Inn travel plaza North of Interstate 80, as well as a closed truck stop along May Road will see redevelopment by its owners IBI Ventures LLC. The approval of the petition sought by ...Read more

More Crows Test Positive for West Nile

  OTTAWA – Crows from Ottawa and Peru tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the LaSalle County Health Department. The Ottawa bird was collected and tested on Friday, August 31st and the Peru bird collected and tested on Tuesday. Last week the first human case and death of ...Read more

Putnam County Schools on Soft Lockdown

GRANVILLE-  The “soft lock down for the Putnam County School District has been lifted as of this afternoon. The High School and Primary School in the Putnam County School District were on a  lock down as precautionary means requested by the Sheriff’s department.   The information ...Read more

Corn Crop Good; Could Be Better

LASALLE – Corn crops aren’t faring as well as anticipated, according to the LaSalle County Farm Bureau. The corn crops took the biggest hit, due to the dry spell the county experienced this past month according to David Isermann, President of the Lasalle County Farm Bureau. ...Read more

Fatal Shooting Sunday in Peoria

PEORIA – One person is dead after a shooting at an intersection in Peoria.   According to Peoria Police, a ShotSpotter alert notified them of multiple gunshots in the 2300 block of North Peoria Avenue.  Upon arrival, they located a crime scene at the intersection of Peoria Avenue and ...Read more

Labor Day Weekend Brings More Patrols

ILLINOIS – The Illinois State Police are urging motorists to drive responsibly during this Labor Day Holiday. The Labor Day weekend signifies the end of the summer and one of the busiest driving periods of the year where millions of motorists are expected to hit the roadways nationwide. ...Read more