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Inmate Captured After Grundy County Escape

MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities said an inmate that escaped from the Grundy county jail while helping deliver meals has been captured. The Sheriff’s office says 34-year-old Andrew J. Viles walked out of the jail in Morris around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, dressed in a dark coat, light jeans and ...Read more

Pets Rescued After Saturday Streator Fire

STREATOR – Pets were rescued Saturday after a house fire in Streator significantly damaged a home.  According to the Streator Fire Department they were called around 10 AM to a home in the 900 block of Maple Street for a home that had heavy fire towards the rear of the structure.  All ...Read more

Ottawa Man Charged After Tri-Dent Investigation

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man is charged in connection to an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team on Thursday. 29-year-old Charles A. Bishop is charged with Unlawful Delivery of over one gram of purported heroin after a buy/bust operation in the 1200 block of LaSalle ...Read more

A Date That Will Live in Infamy….

  LASALLE – On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched an attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.  22-year-old Adolf J. Loebach of Peru was a Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class on board the USS Oklahoma who was killed after the ship capsized from torpedo hits.  Over 400 men lost ...Read more

Kane County Sergeant Facing Cocaine Charge

ELGIN – A Kane County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant has been charged with unlawful possession of cocaine. Aaron Feiza, 44, was taken into custody Wednesday after an investigation found he allegedly had drugs in February of 2019. In a statement released jointly by the Illinois Attorney ...Read more