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Ottawa High School Releases Statement on Threat

OTTAWA – In the release reprinted below, Ottawa Superintendent Michael Cushing explained what action the school took from an apparent threat Thursday.       “Dear Parents and Community Members, I want to make you aware of an alleged threat of harm that was made by one of ...Read more

Ottawa Police Discover Counterfeit Currency

OTTAWA – Ottawa Police have discovered counterfeit currency in use in the area. They are asking the publics help in scrutinizing the bills, which have been found in all denominations. In a release posted online yesterday, they noted that the bills will feel different and they will ...Read more

More Details Emerge in Pedestrian Death

EARLVILLE – Authorities report a 30-year-old man from Triumph has died and one man was injured after a pedestrian vs vehicle accident south of Earlville. A little after 6 PM Sunday a call came from East 12th Road near Route 34. According to reports, 70-year-old Kenneth J Kuefler of Aurora was ...Read more

Firefighters Battle Blaze in Downtown LaSalle

LASALLE – Quick action by firefighters kept a fire early Sunday morning from consuming an entire block of Downtown LaSalle.  Firemen arrived at the 900 block of First Street around 7:30 to find a three-story building engulfed in flames. Firefighters from 10 area departments attacked the blaze ...Read more

Pedestrian Killed in Rural LaSalle County

EARLVILLE – Authorities report one person has died following a pedestrian vs vehicle accident south of Earlville. A little after 6 PM the call came in on Sunday evening. The Illinois State Police, LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office And Earlville Police are on the scene and no other details ...Read more

Scholarship to Honor Princeton Teacher at IVCC

A scholarship has been created with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation to honor the memory of former Princeton High School teacher and coach Randy Swinford who died Oct. 25 at age 64 after battling cancer. His widow and high school sweetheart, Lani Frandsen Swinford, created the ...Read more

Three Arrested After Attempted Ottawa Wheel Thefts

OTTAWA – Three people from Michigan were arrested after police stopped what appeared to be a theft of rims and tires from new vehicles at a dealership in Ottawa. Early Tuesday morning according to the Ottawa Police Department officers spotted a suspicious vehicle parked at Bill Walsh ...Read more