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Handgun Incident at Streator High School

STREATOR – A handgun was brought into Streator High School on Wednesday but no injuries were reported and the gun was not fired.  According to a letter from Superintendent Matt Seaton yesterday, an investigation began on Wednesday after receiving a tip that a handgun was being carried by a ...Read more

Pirate Statue Stolen in Sycamore

SYCAMORE – A six foot tall statue of a pirate was stolen in Sycamore last year and the Dekalb County Crimestoppers are looking for answers. In a press release, the owner reported the pirate missing in early December. It is an antique restaurant mascot with a large, faded blue hat, brown ...Read more

Wednesdays Ice Storm Causes 9 Crashes

LELAND – An icy mess created by freezing rain on Wednesday caused multiple accidents and injuries. County wide the LaSalle County Sheriffs office reported over 9 crashes, with two being serious rollovers. A total of three people were treated for injuries including a 23 year-old Earlville man ...Read more

Streator Elementary Hires New Superintendent

STREATOR – The Streator Elementary School Board announced the hiring of a new superintendent. Dr. Lisa Parker, who formerly worked for the Dunlap School District, has 28 years of experience in education. Her hiring comes after last falls mutual separation agreement between the district ...Read more

2018 Income Tax Filing Season Begins Monday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that individual tax returns can begin to be submitted on Monday. They are reminding taxpayers that filing electronically with direct deposit is still the fastest and most secure way to receive ...Read more

Mendota Police Arrest Cash Grab Suspect

MENDOTA – A Chicago man is in custody after taking cash from a business in Mendota. According to the Mendota Police Department, Tuesday afternoon 29 year-old Nicholas Brooks allegedly entered a business in the 900 block of Main Street and took money from the cash drawer. The business ...Read more

New Chief Nursing Officer at IVCH

PERU – Robert Fortney is the new chief nursing officer at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. The new CNO came to IVCH from Arlington Heights, where he had been a vice president and service line executive for Northwest Community Healthcare, an independent, community-based health system. ...Read more