Local Headlines

Crime Stoppers: Crime of the Week

LELAND – The DeKalb County Crime Stoppers is seeking information into a burglary that occurred sometime in the overnight hours of September 9th and 10th at a residence located in the 10000 block of Pine Road in rural Leland. Items that were reported to be taken were a lawn equipment type ...Read more

Streator High Awarded Grant to Combat Truancy

  STREATOR – Streator Township High School will receive a grant to help support their truancy programs. The board motioned to approve $68,000 each year for three years for the Truants Alternative and Optional Education Program awarded by the Illinois Board of Education. According to ...Read more

Motorcycle – Ambulance Accident

LASALLE – A 67-year-old Minnesota man was injured after his motorcycle was struck by an ambulance early Tuesday morning. Illinois State Police say that Chris Boerner, of Culver, Minnesota, was seriously injured after his motorcycle was struck by an ambulance on I-39 near the Illinois River. ...Read more

Body Found By Playing Kids in Grundy County

COAL CITY – The body of a man reported missing two weeks ago was discovered by children playing in Grundy County. According to Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan Sunday evening in Coal City they were notified of the discovery near some abandon green houses. The preliminary investigation ...Read more

Lostant Seeks Water Tower Grant

LOSTANT – Surveys were sent out to Lostant residents in August and this month on behalf of the North Central Illinois Council of Governments in order to apply for a grant to replace the water tower. The grant would help cover the cost of replacing the water tower. The survey that was sent ...Read more

Proposed New Hotel Project for Peru

PERU – A new hotel could coming to the north side of Peru. An ordinance was passed Monday night at the Peru City Council Meeting to approve and authorize the execution of a TIF District redevelopment project between the city and Sidlyd Phi, LLC  to build an 88 room Hilton Hotel. The 12 ...Read more

National Cell Phone Alerts Wednesday

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the FCC will conduct a test on cellphones, Wednesday. The test will allow federal officials to send text messages to all cellular phones. It will be the first test of the Wireless Emergency Alert system, and phones will receive a ...Read more

Man Faces Multiple Charges for Hit and Run Accident

  STREATOR – A Streator man faces multiple charges including a hit and run, Sunday in Streator. The Streator Police were originally called for a hit and run accident Sunday night, when they learned 18-year-old Levi J Stewart supposedly struck an unoccupied vehicle in the 1500 block of ...Read more