Local Headlines

Farmers Worried About Wet Spring

EARLVILLE – Farmers typically are working long hours by mid-May planting corn in North Central Illinois, however, due to a wet cold spring many farmers are behind. Earlville farmer Carl Zimmerman said that come June 1st, hard decisions are going to have to be made regarding what and where ...Read more

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