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Homicide Reported Early Saturday in Peoria

PEORIA – A man is dead after being shot early Saturday in Peoria.   Peoria Police say around 5 a.m. shot spotter alerted them to an incident in the 2300 block of West Marquette Street.   Officers discovered an adult male with gunshot wounds in the backyard of a residence.   He was ...Read more

Government shutdown impacts airline travel

LASALLE – Sick outs and non reporting for work by Transportation Security Airport screeners and Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors is likely to increase if the government shutdown continues, according to flyersrights.org. So far local travel agency owner, Anna Lijewski (LEE- ...Read more

Credit Card Skimmers Found in DeKalb County

SANDWICH – Credit card skimming devices have been found at a gas station in southern DeKalb County.  In a release by the Sandwich Police Department, they, along with the Illinois Department of Agriculture, discovered the devices on pumps at a Mobil Station on US Route 34.   A card ...Read more

Plans for IVCC Ag Facility Reviewed

OGLESBY- Before the monthly meeting of the Illinois Valley Community College board, the board’s facilities committee reviewed details for a proposed agriculture storage facility to be built on the site of the recently demolished dairy barn. The 7,500-square-foot building would house a tractor, ...Read more

Autistic woman found in creek

BRISTOL – An autistic woman was pronounced dead after being found in a creek in Kendall County on Wednesday. According to the Kendall County Sheriffs Office, they were called just after 7 p.m. to the 100 block of Basswood Court in Bristol for a report of a missing autistic woman. ...Read more

Streator Resident Victim of Phony Check Scam

STREATOR – A Streator resident fell victim to a phony check scam this past week according to the Streator Police Department. Wednesday a resident told police that they had received a check in the mail with a request to cash it and return to the sender gift cards. The victim did so, however, ...Read more