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Crane crossing in Streator Wednesday

STREATOR – Beginning Wednesday, County Highway 40 on North 13th Road between East 24th Road and East 25th Road in Streator will be closed. The road will shut down between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. for crane crossing for the Otter Creek Wind Farm. Locals are urged to seek alternative ...Read more

More reports of BB/Pellet damage in Streator

  STREATOR – A window to a business in Streator was reported damaged by a BB/Pellet gun. According to the Streator Police Department, at some point over the weekend, an unknown suspect damaged a window on the building located in the 500 block of E. Main Street. Deputy Chief Robert ...Read more

Village of Dana water gallon storage completed

  STREATOR  – Rehabilitation of a 68,000-gallon water storage tank has been completed in the Village of Dana.  According to Illinois American Water, the $400,000 investment will extend the life of the 115-foot-tall storage tank located on Walnut Street, and ensures safe drinking water. ...Read more

Streator city council to discuss marijuana matters

STREATOR – Streator’s city council will have a special meeting on Thursday to further discuss recreational marijuana matters. The city has yet to adopt the 3% sales tax that many cities in LaSalle County have approved. In a letter to council members, City Attorney Cheryl Churney says ...Read more

Walnut man killed in grain bin accident

  OHIO – Multiple fire departments from LaSalle and Bureau County were called on Monday afternoon for a man who fell into a grain bin in Ohio. According to Bureau County Coroner Janice Wamhoff, 57-year-old La Verne Molln of Walnut, died at his family farm after being trapped inside of ...Read more

Lee County Driver Airlifted After Crash

AMBOY – An Amboy man was airlifted to a Rockford hospital after a two vehicle crash Monday morning in rural Lee County.   The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that around 11 AM they were called to a collision on Route 26 near Ackert Road.  They say an SUV driven by 32-year-old Brian ...Read more

Peru Public Pool Proposal Pondered

PERU – Peru aldermen voted to go forward with an agreement with Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates to start a feasibility study for a public pool in Peru. The study would look at the cost of both construction and operation of a pool in Peru. Members of the community expressed their desire ...Read more

Phone Threat at Dixon High School Investigated

DIXON – Dixon High School was put under a brief soft lockdown after an alleged phone threat Monday morning.   Dixon High School said around 9 AM they received a telephone call from older male who stated, “The school should be looking into students that failed to attend school today, as ...Read more