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No Injuries in Early Sunday Mendota Fire

MENDOTA – No injuries were reported in an early morning house fire in Mendota.  After 1 a.m. on Sunday the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 1000 block of Illinois Ave for a structure fire.   Additional area departments were also called, including Troy Grove, Earlville, Amboy, ...Read more

ISP Escorts local WW II Seargant

MINONK – The Illinois State Police Escorted the remains of a local World War ll staff seargant to Minonk, on Thursday. The remains of Herbert W. Harms were transported to Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk before returning Harms remains to his hometown of Rutland, Illinois. In August of ...Read more

Counterfeit Cash in Rochelle

ROCHELLE – The Rochelle Police Department is investigating 4 counterfeit $100 bills that were passed at area businesses this week. According to police, the suspects reportedly made small purchases, in order to maximize the amount of change they would receive. Rochelle Police provided videos ...Read more

Nine Pounds of Cocaine Seized; Two Arrested

STREATOR – Two people were arrested in Streator Wednesday morning after a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team Investigation. According to Tri-Dent, they along with Streator Police and Livingston County Investigators executed a search warrant at a residence located on the 1600 block ...Read more

Five People Struck at School Bus Stop

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say five people have been hit by a car at a school bus stop. Authorities say one child was critically injured in the Thursday morning crash in Tampa. The other four victims suffered serious injuries. Witnesses told officers that a car was driving fast when ...Read more

County Unemployment Rates Drop

OTTAWA – Though unemployment rates nationwide declined, statewide, it remained steady at 4.1 percent. However, according to The Illinois Department of Employment Security, the unemployment rates for both LaSalle and Putnam County has decreased. Currently, LaSalle is at 4.5 percent, nearly ...Read more