Local Headlines

Sunday Morning Fire Suspicious

MENDOTA- A Sunday morning fire in downtown Mendota has been determined to be suspicious in nature.   Around 6:30 AM the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Illinois Ave for smoke coming from a building.   After an investigation, a press release went out Sunday afternoon from ...Read more

Grundy County Officials Investigating Deaths

MORRIS – Grundy County authorities are investigating 3 separate weekend deaths – an apparent overdose, a man struck by a train, and a motorcycle crash.  Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says Friday evening a Minooka man found his 42 year-old wife unresponsive in their home.  ...Read more

IVCC Ag Club Plans Produce Donations

OGLESBY – An initiative begun last year by Illinois Valley Community College’s student Ag Club will result in fresh produce going to district food pantries this summer and fall.  The club grew well over a thousand plants this year in the college greenhouse including 800 tomato and 500 ...Read more

Thunderstorm risk for north central Illinois

  CHICAGO – Several area counties are under a significant thunderstorm risk tonight. According to the National Weather Service, LaSalle, Lee, De Kalb, Kendall, Grundy and Livingston are just some of the counties in north central Illinois that are under hazardous weather conditions. An ...Read more

Smoky Fire Damages Streator Business

STREATOR – A warehouse caught fire Friday morning but the Streator Fire Department quickly extinguished the smoky blaze in around twenty minutes.  Lt. Bryan Park said they were called after 6 AM to the Schultz Monument Company in the 100 block of South Shabbona Street, and when they ...Read more