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Marseilles Mayor Dies at age 78

MARSEILLES – Mayor James Trager, who served from 2007-11 and again from 2015 to present in office as the Mayor of Marseilles has died. In a New Years Day statement from the city it was announced that he had passed away. He was on the Marseilles City Council prior to becoming Mayor. ...Read more

Starved Rock to welcome new year with guided hike

UTICA – A guided hike with the Starved Rock State Park naturalist is planned for New Years Day. A planned trip into French Canyon and to the top of Starved Rock is set to begin at 1 PM from the visitors center. The tour will include opportunities to learn about the history and geology ...Read more

Chicago Man Dies in I-39 Rollover

ROCHELLE – A single vehicle accident in Lee County has taken the life of a Chicago man. According to the Illinois State Police, Thursday afternoon 23 year-old Joseph L Clark was traveling south on Interstate 39 when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the roadway. He was ejected from ...Read more

Train Strikes Abandoned Car Near Mendota

MENDOTA – An abandoned vehicle on the train tracks Southwest of Mendota was struck by a train Sunday morning. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, a little after 6 AM deputies were called to the accident site. No occupants were located and the incident remains under ...Read more

Rash of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Streator

STREATOR – An increase in the number of vehicles being stolen in Streator have police urging residents to keep vigilant. Chief Kurt Pastirik said that since October ten vehicles have been taken. In all of the thefts, the keys were inside unlocked vehicles. The Streator Police Department ...Read more

Two Arrested in Interstate Egg Throwing Incident

LASALLE – Two men were arrested Friday after allegedly throwing eggs off of an overpass along Interstate 80. According to the Illinois State Police, troopers were called in response to person who had sustained damage to their vehicle from an egg dropped from an overpass. During the ...Read more