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Excessive Heat Watch to Begin Thursday

OTTAWA – A multiple day episode of dangerous heat is expected beginning Thursday into the start of the weekend. This heat will expand into the area Thursday afternoon and persist through Saturday. Area cooling centers will be open when possible for residents in the area to escape the ...Read more

LaSalle Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges

LASALLE – Multiple agencies were involved in the arrest on July 1st of a LaSalle man on drug charges.  Agents from the LaSalle and Peru Police Departments, plus the Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Investigation assisted in the investigation into alleged cocaine sales in Peru.  ...Read more

$500,000 Bond for Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges

PERU – A sealed warrant for two counts of unlawful delivery of Cocaine have put a Peru man in the LaSalle County Jail.  According Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei 39 year-old Kilman R. Johnson was arrested on July 5th and taken to the LaSalle County Jail.  Johnson is being held at the ...Read more

Dangerous end-of-the-week heat coming our way

OTTAWA – Heat is expected to build up to dangerous levels beginning tomorrow into this weekend.  According to weatherology meteorologist Ray Miller our best chance to see high indices of 105 degrees will be on Thursday and Friday, with Wednesday kicking things off at an index of 100 ...Read more

Ambler pleads guilty in Will County for robbery

  JOLIET – A former police officer from LaSalle County plead guilty in suburban Chicago on an aggravated robbery charge.  According to Will County Court records, Lowell “Max” Ambler on Thursday plead guilty to aggravated robbery, a class 1 felony.  Records also indicate ...Read more