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Streator Woman Arrested on Heroin Charge

STREATOR – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 22-year-old Streator woman on a heroin charge. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team made a controlled purchase of alleged heroin in the 800 block of Monroe St in Streator from Janessa L Phillips. She was taken ...Read more

IVCC to Propose Tuition Increase

OGLESBY – A $3 per credit hour tuition increase may be coming to Illinois Valley Community College starting this summer. According to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, even with the increase, the school will be below the state average for community colleges. The increase is expected to ...Read more

Early Sunday Fire Claims Life of Marseilles Woman

MARSEILLES – A Marseilles woman has died after a house fire early Sunday morning. The Marseilles Fire Department were called to a fully involved house fire in the 400 block of North Street around 3 AM Sunday. Area departments arrived to assist in fighting the fire, including Grand Ridge, ...Read more

Area Unemployment Lowest Since 2006

OTTAWA – Area unemployment rates were down to close out 2017 according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security to lowest rates since 2006. Livingston County remains the lowest with just 4.0%, followed by Putnam at 4.7%. LaSalle County dropped to 5.5% unemployment and Bureau County ...Read more

Missing Spring Valley Teen Found Dead

SPRING VALLEY – A teen who had been reported missing since January 23rd has been found dead south of Granville. On Saturday afternoon the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a body found in a ditch. Sunday evening, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office identified the ...Read more

Streator Man Arrested Thursday on Heroin Charge

STREATOR – A Tri-Dent investigation led to the arrest of Streator man for Heroin. In a release by the Tri- County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, 30 year-old Leodis Jordan III was arrested for two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance after allegedly delivering over one ...Read more