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Chicago sees drop in gun violence in April

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say that gun violence continues to drop this year. In a news release, the department says there have been significant decreases in the number of homicide, shooting incidents and shooting victims in the first four months of this year compared to the same period ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested For Year Old Burglary

OTTAWA – Ottawa Police say that DNA evidence led them to charge an Ottawa man in connection with a burglary that occurred over a year ago.  Police say that on January 31st, 2017, they were called to a reported residential burglary in the 600 block of West Madison Street.  Authorities say ...Read more

IVCC Signs Mendota Standout

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College men’s basketball coach Chris Herman announced the signing of former Mendota High School star Joe LaShonse. LaShonse, who sat out last year and is currently on IVCC’s tennis team, was All-State Honorable Mention as a senior in 2017, Mendota’s ...Read more

One Dead After Thursday I-80 Crash

OTTAWA – One man died at the scene of a mutiple vehicle crash that delayed traffic on Interstate 80 on Thursday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police around 1 PM near mile marker 83 between Utica and Ottawa a crash occurred that resulted in the death of a Streator man. The ...Read more

Bald Eagle Rescued Near Compton

COMPTON – An injured bald eagle was rescued by the Illinois Conservation Police in southern Lee County. Thursday morning authorities were notified of the injured bird near Church Road. An area resident and Conservation Officers were able to safely capture the Eagle and transport it to ...Read more

Tri-Dent K-9 Finds Over 100lbs of Pot in I-80 Bust

PRINCETON – Two Californians are in the Bureau County Jail facing Class X Felonies after a search on Interstate 80 on Wednesday. According to Tri-dent, agents located an SUV with California registration at the rest area on the Eastbound side of the Interstate in Bureau County. During the ...Read more

Morris Woman Identified in Fatal Wednesday Crash

MORRIS – Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan’s Office has released the name of the woman who died Wednesday evening on Route 47 near Mazon.  23-year-old Sabrina M. Slater was killed in the two vehicle accident.  The incident remains under investigation by the Coroner’s ...Read more