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Bond Remains at $2 Million for Dixon Shooter

DIXON – A teenager who authorities say fired shots at Dixon high school before he was shot by a school resource officer made is first court appearance Friday. Matthew Milby was arraigned by video in Lee County Circuit Court. His bond remained set at $2 million dollars. He is charged with ...Read more

Hit and Run Accident Sends One to Hospital

PERU – A 58-year-old man was taken to the hospital after his vehicle was struck and knocked into a utility pole Wednesday evening.   According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office the man was southbound on US 251 five miles north of Peru around 10 pm when his vehicle was rear ended by ...Read more

Shooting at Dixon High School Injures One

DIXON –  A shooting Wednesday in the Dixon High School gymnasium has one person in custody after being shot by an officer.  According to Dixon Police Chief Steve Howell, the suspect fired several shots in a hallway near the gym and the resource officer assigned to the school charged the ...Read more

IVCC Students Build Little Libraries

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Sigma Kappa Delta members installed a Little Free Library, which houses give-and-take books accessible to the public, at Hy-Vee in Peru. SKD is the college’s two-year college English Honor Society which strives to promote English and ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Heroin Charges

OTTAWA – A traffic stop Sunday led to the arrest of an Ottawa man on heroin charges. According to Ottawa police, a traffic stop in the 500 block of State Street began an investigation and search of a vehicle. A passenger, 47-year-old Levolia Pointer, was arrested and charged with two counts ...Read more

Grants issued for public works

PRINCETON – The North Central Illinois Council of Governments assisted the Villages of DePue and Standard and the Cities of LaSalle and Princeton in receiving over 1.3 million dollars in Community Development Block Grant funds from Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity ...Read more

Sandy Ford Bridge Inspection Begins

STREATOR – The Sandy Ford Bridge Northwest of Streator will be closed from 8:30am – 2:30pm through Friday, May 18th. The LaSalle County Highway Department announced inspection of the bridge will be occurring and no detours will be posted. The aging steel bridge is set for replacement ...Read more

Tri-Dent Makes Fentanyl Arrest

  LASALLE – A LaSalle man is facing felony charges for Fentanyl after a buy/bust operation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team. In a release Tr-Dent announced that 31-year-old Kevin C. Billups was arrested on Thursday afternoon in the 5200 block of Trompeter Road in Peru. ...Read more

FBI: AK-47 wielded by bank robbing pair Friday

OTTAWA – The FBI has released images of the two they suspect as the robbers of a bank in Ottawa on Friday.   A man and a woman appear to be wearing extra clothing to conceal their identities and are seen using a gun described as an AK-47 in images put out by the FBI.  The suspects ...Read more