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Truck Driver Facing Heroin Charges

LASALLE – A traffic stop for a moving violation on a semi-tractor trailer on Wednesday evening led to the discovery of heroin and the arrest of the driver. The Illinois State Police say they stopped a southbound truck on I-39 just past the I-80 Interchange for a moving violation and during ...Read more

FEMA Grants Awarded in Area for Flood Control

OTTAWA – Four area communities will be receiving grants totaling over $3.4 million from FEMA to help limit damage caused by future floods. The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants were issued for flood wall construction in Depue, Marseilles, Ottawa and Peru. In Ottawa, $1.1 million was awarded to ...Read more

Farmland Values Remain Flat

BLOOMINGTON – In the latest yearly survey of prices for farmland across the state, little to no change has occurred. That’s according to the 2018 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Report released last week. Northern Illinois ground values were down 1-2 percent to around ...Read more

Bus Crash in Snow Kills a Pedestrian

DECATUR – One person was killed downstate when a bus lost control and struck a motorist who previously had slid off a snowy interstate.  State Police say a 63-year-old Springfield woman exited her car after her car, and two other vehicles, had all slid into the median on I-72 Saturday ...Read more

Two Killed in Collision Near Paw Paw

DIXON – Two people were killed in a two vehicle crash last night in Lee County.  According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a 65 year old Shabbona man was driving a semi on Route 30 when a car drove into his lane and collided with his truck. Authorities say the driver and ...Read more