Local Headlines

SUV Crash on I-39; Lifeflight Called

MENDOTA- An SUV belonging to an out of state family collided with a guardrail Sunday afternoon on I-39 near Mendota.  Around 3:30 p.m. Fire and EMS from multiple area departments were called to the scene between the Mendota and Troy Grove exits in the northbound lanes.   According to rescue ...Read more

Father Charged in Death of His Baby Son

  MORRIS, IL – Authorities have arrested a father in the death of his baby son.  Minooka Police say that 18-year-old Nicholas A. Fecarota, of Minooka, was arrested Friday for murder in the first degree.   Police were summoned to a Minooka apartment around 12:30 Friday afternoon for ...Read more

LaSalle Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident

UTICA, IL – A LaSalle man was injured in a single vehicle accident late Friday night.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says 59-year-old Kenneth Lunn was traveling on Illinois 178 around 11:25 pm about four miles south of Utica when he lost control of his motorcyle and went into a ...Read more

IVCC: New Scholarship for Agriculture Program

OGLESBY – A rural Oglesby couple’s love of farming and raising cattle will be memorialized in a scholarship established recently with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. The Ron and Sandy Greening Memorial Agriculture Scholarship is the result of a $2,000 gift from their ...Read more

Workforce Development Week Begins Monday

OTTAWA – LaSalle County will recognize the end of August as workforce development week. Beginning August 27, LaSalle County will provide an opportunity for the state and local workforce development boards to highlight and promote the many way in which they undertaking their work. LaSalle ...Read more

Marseilles Police Chief on Administrative Leave

MARSEILLES – The Marseilles Police Chief will be on paid administrative leave pending an Illinois State Police investigation at the request of the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office. The city council met Wednesday to make a resolution to place Police Chief James Hovious on ...Read more

Andersen Sentenced to 60 Years

HENNEPIN- Clifford Andersen, who is convicted of the concealment and murder of Deborah Dewey, was sentenced to 60 years for murder and  five years for concealment during a hearing Thursday afternoon. Andersen spoke before sentencing at the Putnam County Courthouse saying that he “has heard so ...Read more