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State Police Urge Caution During Holiday Travels

LASALLE – The Illinois State Police are reminding motorists to drive safe during holiday travels. Captain Jason LoCoco of District 17 says when traveling during the holidays, please be accountable for actions behind the wheel. If you are attending a holiday celebration where alcohol is ...Read more

Passenger Dies in Grundy County Christmas Eve Crash

BRACEVILLE – One man has died and another man was arrested following a single vehicle crash Christmas Eve morning in Grundy County. According to Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan the crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Illinois Route 53 near Braceville. A truck was reportedly traveling ...Read more

Kane County Authorities Announce Heroin Arrest

AURORA – One man was arrested on Heroin charges in Aurora after a search warrant in Kane County.   The Aurora Police Department announces that on December 12th they executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Garfield Ave.  Taken into custody was 60-year-old Robert E. Merriweather who ...Read more

Jennifer Sines Appointed IVCH Pharmacy Director

PERU– Jennifer Sines is the new pharmacy director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. A 2000 graduate of Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy, Sines has worked full-time as a pharmacist at IVCH since 2003.  Before then she had worked holidays and summers at the hospital as a ...Read more

Engineer selected for streetscape project

STREATOR – Chamlin and Associates Inc. will be the firm that will take on designing traffic signal improvements in downtown Streator. The project is a component of the downtown street scape project that will begin in 2019. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says street lights, and concrete work, ...Read more

Streator Approves High Tech EMS devices

STREATOR – The city of Streator authorized the purchase of high tech medical equipment for the Streator EMS. In a council meeting on Wednesday, the city authorized the purchase of a CPR Monitor that gives real-time feedback while a person is performing CPR, indicating how hard and fast the ...Read more