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Bomb Threat Found at Woodland

STREATOR – A threat of a bomb at Woodland School left on the wall in a bathroom was found to not be credible, but one student has admitted to writing it. According to Woodland Superintendent Ryan McGuckin, Monday around noon it was reported that a threat was found in the Junior High ...Read more

Synthetic Pot Injuries Still Rising

OTTAWA – Area Health Departments are still warning users to not take drugs known as synthetic cannabinoids. This is after the Illinois Department of Public Health has said the number of those injured by them has approached 100, and at least two have died. These products are also known as ...Read more

No Injuries in Truck Vs Train Accident

STREATOR – A Saturday afternoon collision between a truck and train resulted in no injuries but a ticket was issued to the driver. According to the Streator Police Department around 2 PM a Peoria man was driving west on East Main Street and allegedly drove around the down gates and flashing ...Read more

Faculty Awards Announced at IVCC

OGLESBY – A LaSalle and a Peru educator both are being recognized with awards from IVCC. They will be honored at the college’s employee recognition event ‪April 13‬ and both have been nominated for Illinois Community College Trustee Association awards. Amanda Cook Fesperman of La ...Read more

Suspect sought in Saturday triple homicide

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department have announced they are seeking a suspect in the triple homicide on a bus early Saturday morning. Raheem King is believed to be in possession of the assault rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to ...Read more

Unlocked Vehicles Burglarized This Weekend

STREATOR – Unlocked vehicles and a garage were the target of choice on the south side of Streator as Friday night five vehicles were entered with items taken. According to the Streator Police Department two vehicles on Court Street, a car on Washington Street, and a garage in the 900 Block ...Read more

One Headlight Leads to Ottawa Man’s Arrest

OTTAWA – A traffic stop for having only one operating headlight led to an Ottawa man’s arrest on drug charges Friday.  Ottawa police say they pulled over a vehicle on Columbus Street shortly after 2 Friday morning and that they observed in plain view items indicative of criminal ...Read more

Choking Victim Saved in Lee County

SUBLETTE – A woman was saved from serious harm Wednesday afternoon due to the quick work of dispatchers with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. According to authorities, a call was received before 6 PM for a female choking who was turning blue and had become unresponsive. With ...Read more

Police Investigating Two Tavern Burglaries

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley Police say they are investigating two burglaries to downtown taverns.  Police say that on March 27th, around 1 am, a male suspect entered a tavern in the 100 block of West St. Paul Street and stole cash from the tavern. Also, this morning, at around 2:25, a ...Read more