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Trident Arrests Ottawa Man for Crack

OTTAWA – A 39 year-old Ottawa man is in jail for cocaine possession and unlawful delivery following a Trident operation in which an undercover vehicle was damaged. According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of Norris Drive agents ...Read more

IVCC Approves $11 Million Tax Levy

Oglesby – Illinois Valley Community College trustees Thursday approved a tentative $11.8 million tax levy for 2017, up less than five percent over the actual 2016 levy of $11.3 million.   As a result of the levy, the owner of a $120,000 home can expect taxes equal to or slightly less than ...Read more

Sheridan Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Sheridan – A Sheridan man was arrested by The Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, otherwise known as Trident.  Trident officials say Wednesday afternoon they purchased 4 grams of heroin from a man they identify as 50 year old Lorne J. Barnes, of E. Grant Street, Sheridan.  Authorities ...Read more

Peru Police Arrest Man Using Fake Currency

PERU – A 27 year-old transient has been arrested in a sting operation after allegedly using counterfeit currency to purchase pizza in Peru. Since late December, according to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei, there was an ongoing investigation into fake $100 bills being used in LaSalle and ...Read more

Overcoming Opioids- ER Pain Relief

(Chicago AP) Many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers in the emergency room. A new study released Tuesday tested over-the-counter pain relievers on people with broken bones and sprains. Researchers found acetaminophen plus ibuprofen worked as well as opioids at reducing ...Read more