Local Headlines

Local Veterans Among 200 Illinois will Honor

LASALLE – Illinois Bicentennial organizers and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs have named local veterans to honor during the state’s 200th birthday. Stuart Layne is executive director of the Bicentennial Commission . He says the “Bicentennial HONOR 200” ...Read more

Details Scant in Reported Wedron Robbery

WEDRON – An armed robbery was reported in Wedron on Tuesday. According to LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, they were called after 9 p.m. for an armed robbery at a home in the 200 block of North 3372nd Road. According to deputies, they arrived at the scene and spoke to two male victims in ...Read more

Lee County K-9 Retires

DIXON – An officer who has served Lee County retired Wednesday, after working diligently on all four feet since 2011.   K-9 Officer Pepper will be spending his days now with his handler and now new owners family after seven years on patrol.   Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said that ...Read more

Starved Rock Introduces an Interpretive Trail

  OGLESBY – An old Starved Rock trail has been transformed into an interpretive trail with the help of a local organization. Adopted by the Starved Rock Walkers club, the interpretive trail features nine of eleven signs displaying the history of the State Park and Starved Rock Lodge. ...Read more

Job Fair in LaSalle at Veterans Home

LASALLE – A Job Fair hosted by the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, the Illinois Department of Employment Security, and Illinois Department of Revenue will be taking place on Thursday. Veterans are encouraged to register starting at 10 a.m. at the Illinois Veterans’ ...Read more