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13th Annual Edible Car Contest at IVCC a Success

OGLESBY  – An all-time record 36 cars competed in Illinois Valley Community College’s recent Edible Car Contest with 18 cars created by students from five local high schools. IVCC teams dominated the speed run with Computer Aided Design (CAD) students Ben Ross’ and Lewis Habben’s ...Read more

No Injuries Reported in Peru Fire

PERU – Four area departments spent over an hour bringing a fire in Peru under control Thursday night. A little after 9 PM responders were called to an unoccupied residence in the 2400 block of 3rd Street in Peru for a home with smoke coming out of its windows. LaSalle, Oglesby and Spring ...Read more

Residents Warned of Phone Scam Attempt

PERU – A phone scam involving callers pretending to be from local law enforcement has struck the area again. According to Deputy Chief Bob Pyszka of the Peru Police Department, a resident recieved a call claiming to be from their local law enforcement agency. During the call, the scammer ...Read more

Police Officers Receive Firearm Simulator Training

MENDOTA – A firearm simulator training program at the Mendota Police Department is showing officers how they should react in dangerous situations. The program, which utilizes lasers and computers, can expose those taking the program to moments when they need to make life or death decisions ...Read more

Ottawa Woman Seriously Injured in I-80 Crash

An Ottawa woman suffered serious injuries after her car struck a pickup and trailer on I-80 in Ottawa Monday afternoon.  Illinois State Police say that 57 year old Cheryl Shannon was traveling eastbound shortly before two yesterday afternoon when she struck the rear of a trailer that was parked ...Read more

LaSalle Man Arrested on Heroin Charges

LASALLE – A 25-year-old LaSalle man is behind bars after a Tri-Dent and Peru police investigation into heroin sales. Monday afternoon LaSalle Police took Joshua D. Bostic into custody in the 900 block of 8th Street in LaSalle according to a press release from Tri-Dent. During the arrest, ...Read more

Gun Stolen During Vehicle Burglary Spree

STREATOR – A firearm and three purses have been stolen in the last 72 hours in a rash of vehicle burglaries in southern LaSalle County.   The Streator Police Department reports that since Saturday seven vehicles had been broken into, with windows broken to gain entry.    In the 300 ...Read more

Statewide Tornado Drill Today

OTTAWA – This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois. The National Weather Service encourages residents to take time this week to review your severe weather procedures at your home, school and place of business. A statewide tornado drill will be held Tuesday at 10 AM. A TEST ...Read more