Local Headlines

IVCC Coach Steps Down

OGLESBY – The women’s basketball coach at Illinois Valley Community College to step down. Tom Ptak announced he is stepping down as Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball coach after six seasons. Ptak led the 2016-17 team that included Daniela Pavlovich, Hannah Wolfe ...Read more

Car Seat Event Held Saturday in Mendota

MENDOTA- Certified Car Seat Installers were busy assisting residents in making sure their loved ones were secure during a car seat safety check at the Mendota Fire Department on Saturday.   Mendota Police along with Peru Police were on hand inspecting and re-installing car seats.    New rules ...Read more

Solicitation Sting Nabs Nine

OTTAWA- The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that nine men have been charged with solicitation after a multi-year investigation into prostitution and drugs in the area.  During the investigation involving the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office, Peru Police, Ottawa Police and ...Read more

Dekalb Police warn of vehicle burglaries

DEKALB – The Dekalb Police Department reported investigating multiple vehicle burglaries over the past couple of weeks. Authorities say the burglaries were reported at various locations within the city. The weather is warming up which brings more foot traffic to both the downtown area and ...Read more

Electronic Recycling Event Announced in Mendota

MENDOTA – An electronic recycling event will be held in Mendota later this year. LaSalle County Board approved the event to be held on August 3, from 9am until noon. The event is open to all LaSalle County residents but there will be a $25 fee for monitors and televisions. The board also ...Read more

Fight; Robbery Inside DeKalb County Jail

SYCAMORE – Four inmates at the DeKalb County Jail were charged with robbery and aggravated battery, Thursday. According to DeKalb County Sheriff’s, on Sunday an inmate was battered and robbed by four others, allegedly taking belongings from the victim while in the cell block. An ...Read more

Ottawa Woman Arrested After Tri-Dent Crack Raid

OTTAWA – A search warrant in Ottawa discovered purported drugs and an Ottawa woman is in jail following a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team raid on Wednesday. In a release, Tri-Dent says they began an investigation involving a location in the 1400 block of Kansas Street in Ottawa. ...Read more