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Road work in Peru starts Thursday

PERU – Intermittent lane closures for seal coating roads through Peru will begin on Thursday. According to IDOT, the project will be completed in 2 phases. The first is expected to last four to six weeks from Midtown Road to I-80 and will affect the intersection at Midtown, Wenzel Road, ...Read more

Counterfeit Cash; Meth Found in LaSalle

LASALLE- Two people were arrested Tuesday in LaSalle by the Tri-County Drug Enforcment Narcotics Team for alleged drugs and one person is potentially facing additional charges regarding possible counterfeit currency. TriDent announced they conducted a buy/bust operation in the 300 block of Civic ...Read more

Chicago Man Arrested in Cocaine Bust by Trident

OTTAWA – The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team arrested a Chicago man after a buy/bust operation near Ottawa. On Friday, August 9th around 1:30 PM agents in the 3000 block of North State Route 71 conducted a controlled purchase of approximately 36 grams of purported cocaine ...Read more

Ottawa Man Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash

OTTAWA – A rural Ottawa motorcycle crash on Tuesday sent a 24-year old man to a Peoria hospital by helicopter. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says that they were called to a single vehicle cycle crash around 4:30 PM near 1300 North 2401st Road. Grand Ridge EMS treated Dean Thomas ...Read more

Paw Paw Man Injured in ATV Crash

LEE – A Paw Paw man was airlifted from an ATV crash in rural Lee County on Saturday. According the Lee County Sheriff’s Office they were called to Reynolds Road between Steward and Lee where they found 42-year-old Jeffrey DeLong pinned under the four wheeler. He was airlifted to ...Read more