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Mendota Police Capture Baaa’d Goat

MENDOTA- A gruff situation transpired in Mendota Monday as police had to butt heads with an unusual escapee – a goat.  Authorities were at first skeptical of the call, assuming it was dispatch just kidding around.  The goat was apprehended in the 300 block of 2nd Ave. without incident and ...Read more

No Bond Hearing Yet For Standoff Suspect

PRINCETON – The man who was the center of the police standoff in Princeton most of the day on Friday has not yet had a bond hearing. Princeton Police say they were called to the 600 block of North First Street early Friday for the report of a person with a weapon in a home. Inside, they say ...Read more

Fatal accident in Grundy County

MINOOKA – A pedestrian died after an accident with a semi tractor trailer truck in Grundy County Thursday. According to the Illinois State Police, the truck was traveling on I-80 westbound west of Brisbin Road when it allegedly struck a pedestrian that was in the lane of traffic. The ...Read more

Local unemployment rates rise

OTTAWA – While the statewide unemployment rate remained steady over the past month, local unemployment rates continue to rise, leaving them among the highest in the state. State wide unemployment remained at 4.3%, however counties like LaSalle, Bureau, and Putnam have seen increases of over ...Read more