SPRINGFIELD – At the request of the U.S. Department of Defense, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker has activated approximately 500 Illinois National Guard members in support of the continued security mission in Washington, D.C. The mission in Washington, D.C. will not impact the ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – County unemployment rates took a slight uptick according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. In LaSalle County unemployment rose in December to 6.3% compared to 5.8% in the previous month. Bureau and Putnam County shared a rate of 4.7% in November and ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 4,191 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 103 additional deaths on Friday.
– Adams County: 1 female 80s
– Boone County: 1 male ...Read more
STREATOR – The City of Streator has announced their pick for the next Chief of Police, replacing retiring Chief Kurt Pastirik. On Thursday they announced that 51-year-old Robert L. Turner will take over the department. Turner has 26 years of experience with the Streator Police and has been ...Read more
OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Continuing Education Office will be offering a 12-week “Private Pilot Ground Training” course on Saturdays starting Feb. 5.
The 1 to 3:30 p.m. main campus class (ID: 11) prepares students for the Private Pilot Knowledge Exam and ...Read more
WASHINGTON DC – The Justice Department announced more arrests have been made of individuals accused of various crimes associated with the January 6th riot in the Capitol Building in Washington D.C., including a man whom the Chicago Sun-Times reports is from LaSalle County. A criminal ...Read more
CHICAGO — Attorney General Kwame Raoul and Secretary of State Jesse White today warned Illinois residents to be on alert for text message scams related to upcoming federal Real ID requirements.
Raoul and White are warning the public of scammers who are sending unsolicited text messages claiming ...Read more
PONTIAC – A man is dead after being hit by a train in Round Grove Township on Thursday of last week. According to the Livingston County Coroner’s Office, 40-year-old Thomas L. Vaughn of Elwood was driving northbound on 3300 East Road when he allegedly failed to stop at a ...Read more
OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department was notified of an additional novel coronavirus related death in LaSalle County on Wednesday. The individual is a male in his 70’s. There have been a total of two hundred fifty-five COVID-19 related deaths in LaSalle County. The Health ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 3,751 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 81 additional deaths on Wednesday.
– Adams County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 90s
– Cass County: 1 male ...Read more