Local Headlines

Tornado Hits Ottawa/Naplate Area

A Tornado described by the National Weather Service as large and dangerous has caused wide-spread damage in the Naplate and Ottawa areas.  Numerous news sources are reporting at least one-fatality.  Search and Rescue teams are searching damaged buildings for victims possibly trapped in damaged ...Read more

Tornado Hits Ottawa/Naplate Area

A Tornado described by the National Weather Service as large and dangerous has caused wide-spread damage in the Naplate and Ottawa areas.  Numerous news sources are reporting at least one-fatality.  Search and Rescue teams are searching damaged buildings for victims possibly trapped in damaged ...Read more

Woman Struck by Car at State Park

A Suburban Chicago woman was flown to a Peoria hospital after being struck by a vehicle at Starved Rock State Park.   Illinois State Police say 26 year old Ingrid T Hernandez of Berwyn was being dropped off at the Lodge by 46 year old Ingrid S. Arcos when the accident happened around ...Read more

Waltham Schools Lockdown

An area school was placed under lockdown today after a bullet was found in a school bus.  LaSalle County Sheriff Tom Templeton says deputies were notified that a single 22 caliber round was found in the rear of a bus during a cleaning.  As a precaution, officials placed Waltham North and ...Read more

Cubs Win Pennant

Cubs fans turn their attention to World Series for the first time in 71 years. Large crowds of people hit the streets outside Wrigley after the Cubs beat Los Angeles in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1945. Game one against the AL ...Read more

Heavy Showers Close Streets in Mendota

Mendota Police and City of Mendota employees were closing streets this afternoon near Northbrook Middle School after heavy rains caused minor flooding. Stroble Avenue and 16th Street both were closed Monday night.   Waters have begun to recede, however, barricades may remain until the roads are ...Read more