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LaSalle County Sheriff shares safe Halloween tips

OTTAWA – With Halloween coming up the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office shared tips on how to make sure your child visits a safe area when Trick or Treating. According to Sheriff Thomas Templeton there are 225 registered sex offenders in the county, and those with concerns can check ...Read more

Local gas prices drop this month

CHICAGO – LaSalle and Putnam county’s gas price average dropped over the past month. According to the American Automobile Association, Putnam County has the cheapest prices locally at $2.49 cents per gallon, over a ten cent decrease compared to last month. LaSalle County’s ...Read more

Strike Continues in Mendota, School Still Out

MENDOTA- No agreement was reached in a marathon negotiating session in Mendota that stretched until the early morning hours.   The District 289 teachers remain on strike and school was cancelled for the remainder of this week for the students who attend Blackstone, Northbrook and Lincoln.    ...Read more

Suspect in custody after pursuit Wednesday

PERU – A Chicago area man is in custody after an attempted drug arrest led to a pursuit Wednesday.   According to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team were involved in an undercover controlled buy of purported heroin when the suspect allegedly fled ...Read more

LaSalle Speedway posts ‘for sale’ sign

LASALLE – LaSalle Speedway is up for sale. The track posted a for sale sign on Wednesday afternoon. The track opened in 1947 as Tri-City Speedway and later became a Drive-In Theater in 1951. The track opened up again in 1992 as LaSalle Speedway until 2019. The track has hosted hundreds of ...Read more

One injured in fiery crash on I-80

  OTTAWA – A driver involved in a crash on I-80 that resulted in a fully engulfed fire was rushed to the hospital, Wednesday morning. According to the Wallace Fire Department, they were dispatched to a semi fire on I-80, west of Ottawa just before 6 a.m. Upon arrival, a two ...Read more