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Dry September Helping Farmers

OTTAWA  – Septembers dry spell is turning out to be a positive turn of events for LaSalle County farmers.   According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, the excellent weather conditions have made it easier for farmers to harvest the corn crop. He says mother ...Read more

Blue Jay Tests Positive for West Nile Virus

OTTAWA – Another bird that was collected, a dead blue jay, has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the LaSalle County Health Department, the bird was collected in Marseilles and tested on Wednesday. The first human death attributed to the virus this year in Illinois occurred ...Read more

Police Seek Clues in Princeton Pharmacy Burglary

PRINCETON – Early on Monday morning a burglary allegedly took place at a pharmacy in Princeton and the police are seeking help in locating individuals seen nearby. In a social media post, Princeton Police are seeking information on two subjects seen walking in security footage after ...Read more

Rash of Vehicle Burglaries in Dalzell

DALZELL – A rash of vehicle burglaries reported on Wednesday have caused the Dalzell Police Department to seek the public’s help in locating those who may be involved.   On Wednesday it was reported that eight vehicles, all unlocked, were entered in the village in the early morning ...Read more

DHS Awards Streator Fire Grant

STREATOR – Streator’s Fire Department will be getting some upgrades to their emergency equipment. Nearly $120,000 was awarded by The Department of Homeland Security to acquire new devices, including new heart monitors, defibrillators and CPR devices. According to Fire Chief Gary Bird, the ...Read more

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

LELAND – The DeKalb County Crime Stoppers is seeking information into a burglary that occurred sometime in the overnight hours of September 9th and 10th at a residence located in the 10000 block of Pine Road in rural Leland. Items that were reported to be taken were a lawn equipment type ...Read more

Streator High Awarded Grant to Combat Truancy

  STREATOR – Streator Township High School will receive a grant to help support their truancy programs. The board motioned to approve $68,000 each year for three years for the Truants Alternative and Optional Education Program awarded by the Illinois Board of Education. According to ...Read more