Local Headlines

Ottawa Man Airlifted After Motorcycle Crash

OTTAWA – A rural Ottawa motorcycle crash on Tuesday sent a 24-year old man to a Peoria hospital by helicopter. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says that they were called to a single vehicle cycle crash around 4:30 PM near 1300 North 2401st Road. Grand Ridge EMS treated Dean Thomas ...Read more

Paw Paw Man Injured in ATV Crash

LEE – A Paw Paw man was airlifted from an ATV crash in rural Lee County on Saturday. According the Lee County Sheriff’s Office they were called to Reynolds Road between Steward and Lee where they found 42-year-old Jeffrey DeLong pinned under the four wheeler. He was airlifted to ...Read more

Buddy’s Purpose Walk Scheduled for Mendota

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board declared August 25-31 Overdose Awareness Week. Lori Brown, of Buddy’s Purpose, an organization that seeks to bring awareness to overdoses and to comfort those who have lost loved ones to overdoses, spoke to the board on Thursday about her organization. Brown ...Read more

West Chicago Man Shot in Leg Saturday Night

MENDOTA – A 47-year-old man from West Chicago was shot in the leg with non-life threatening injuries on Saturday night in Mendota.  The Mendota Police Department say the injury took place near 5th Avenue and 6th Street and was an isolated event unrelated to any other reported incidents.  ...Read more

Seneca Next Up For Public Art Project

SENECA – The next art installation on the Silos Pathway Legacy Project will be coming to Seneca. North Central Illinois ARTworks announced a mural depicting the history of Seneca will be installed in the 300 block of North Main Street adjacent to an existing Schlitz beer sign. The piece ...Read more

Sweet Corn Festival Starts Today

MENDOTA – The 72nd Annual Mendota Sweet Corn Festival kicks off today with a “Special Afternoon for Special Kids”, a private event for children with special needs and their families to enjoy the carnival from 3:30-5:30 PM. Prior registration will be required through the Mendota ...Read more