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Arrest Made After School Threat in Mendota

MENDOTA – A man was arrested after making threatening comments at a school in Mendota Monday morning. In a release by the Mendota Police Department they say that 26-year-old Angel Sanchez of Mendota allegedly made comments directed at Northbrook officials and personnel. He was charged ...Read more

Sewer Trench Collapses on Construction Worker

MORRIS – A construction worker is conscious after being extricated from a trench when a dirt wall collapsed, in Morris on Monday. According to the Morris Police Department just after 11 a.m. Morris Fire Protection and EMS were called to the 1900 block of Mountain road for an accident at a ...Read more

House Destroyed in Compton Fire; No Injuries

COMPTON-A mid-day fire in Compton destroyed a two story home and filled the small Lee County community with smoke on Monday. Around 11:30 firefighters were called to the 100 block of West Cherry Street for a home fully engulfed in flames. Multiple area departments responded, including Compton, ...Read more

Gun Recovered in Grundy County Traffic Stop

MORRIS – Two were arrested early Saturday morning along Interstate 80 near Morris for possession of a stolen firearm. In a release by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office, they say that after midnight a deputy initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for allegedly speeding. During the ...Read more

Gas Leak Sends Students Home Early at L-P

LASALLE – A gas leak Monday morning ended the day early for students and staff at L-P High School Superintendent Steven Wrobleski said that after 9:30 a.m. they discovered a problem in the boiler house and as a precaution they dismissed students and staff. A smell was noticeable in parts ...Read more

Keeping Scares Off The Road

PERU  – Halloween is just around the corner, which means children running around in their costumes knocking on doors hoping for candy. However, unfortunately it can also mean terrible accidents. Safety Strategist Engineer of Chevrolet, and Mother Tricia Morrow says children are more than ...Read more

Princeton High School Employee Arrested

PRINCETON – A Princeton High school staff member was arrested on Friday.   According to authorities, the arrest stems from an investigation conducted by the Princeton Police Department in cooperation with the Bureau County State’s Attorney’s Office and Princeton High School ...Read more