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$100,000 Bond Set Friday for Mendota Man

OTTAWA – A man accused of a number of smash and grab burglaries around downtown Mendota has had his bond set at $100,000.  The Mendota Police Department say 54-year-old Craig J. Hynes allegedly broke windows of multiple businesses over the last few weeks and took various items.   He is ...Read more

Bond Hearing Friday For Smash & Grab Suspect

OTTAWA – The man Mendota Police say committed multiple smash and grab burglaries will have a bond hearing on Friday morning in Ottawa. The LaSalle County Jail says that 54-year-old Craig J. Hynes remains in their custody for now.   Hynes has been charged with two counts of burglary ...Read more

Road work in Peru resumes Thursday

  PERU –  Seal coating on Illinois 251 through Peru will resume on Thursday. The surfacing will take place from Midtown Road to I-80. This will affect intersections at Midtown Road, Wenzel Road, 38th Street and south I-80 ramps. During construction northbound and southbound lane ...Read more

West Nile Virus confirmed in Henry

HENRY — The Bureau, Putnam & Marshall County Health Department confirmed that mosquitoes collected in Henry have tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to Dr. of Health Protection Kurt Kuchle (Kook-Lee) testing is complete in Marshall County after a pool of 50 mosquitoes were ...Read more

Multiple Windows Broken; Items Taken in Mendota

  MENDOTA- Multiple storefront windows have been broken in Mendota over the last ten days, and according to authorities a person of interest has been identified.   Mendota Police say Wednesday morning they were called to the 800 block of Washington Street for a broken window at a business. ...Read more