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LaSalle County Men Facing Cocaine Charges

OTTAWA – A Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team buy/bust operation has two LaSalle County men facing Class X Felony charges for cocaine. On Monday afternoon Tri-Dent along with the Ottawa Police Department made arrests in the 3000 block of Fairfield Lane in Ottawa. Taken into custody ...Read more

Dwight Teacher Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

DWIGHT – A Dwight High School teacher was charged with Criminal Sexual Assault by an Authority Figure on Friday after an ongoing investigation.  According to the Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress 34-year-old Kathryn A. Patten was taken into custody and posted 10% of her $25,000 bond ...Read more

Tonica Fire Receives New Rescue Truck

TONICA – The Tonica Fire Department took delivery of their brand new rescue truck on Monday.   The 2019 Ford F550 Rescue truck was acquired after a number of fundraisers.   The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Service is a non-tax, non-for-profit organization, and they ...Read more

Missing Child Found Safe After Brief Scare Friday

PERU – A child was reported missing late Friday night, but after an area search was discovered safe in Peru.   More details are expected to be released later, but near the 2400 block of Plum Street a young child had reportedly gotten up during the night and wandered outside.    Police, ...Read more