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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

Regional Spelling Bee This Weekend

OTTAWA – The LaSalle, Marshall & Putnam Regional Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday at the Ottawa Township High School Auditorium at 9:00 AM. The 58th Annual Spelling Bee is open to the public and admission is free. Thirty eight school district winners will be competing for the ...Read more

No Injuries After Car Strikes Indian Creek Bus

SHABBONA – No injuries were reported after a car struck an Indian Creek School bus that was stopped at train tracks east of Shabbona. According to the DeKalb county Sheriff’s Office, Monday afternoon a car driven by a woman from Jacksonville, IL clipped the bus and slid into the ditch ...Read more

Five Welding Scholarships Donated to IVCC

OGLESBY – Enbridge recently made another $5,000 donation to the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation for five $1,000 welding scholarships for students who live along the pipeline and have an interest in working in the oil and gas pipeline industry. Full- or part-time second-year ...Read more