Local Headlines

American Red Cross seeks blood donations

ILLINOIS – The American Red Cross urgently needs blood donors to give now to help ensure blood remains available for vital medical treatments and emergencies. According to the Red Cross a decline in donations happens from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, when donors get busy with ...Read more

Fatal roll over crash in Bureau

ANNAWAN – A fatal roll over crash was reported in Bureau County early Wednesday morning. According to the Illinois State Police, 24-year-old Jamal R. Rodgers of Chicago had his vehicle parked on the shoulder on I-80 westbound in the area of milepost 39 in Annawan, reportedly to adjust a ...Read more

New State Police Officers Assigned to Districts

LASALLE – Nearly 60 new Illinois State Police Troopers graduated last Friday morning in Springfield, with a few being assigned to the post in LaSalle.  ISP Director Leo Schmitz commissioned the 59 cadets of the Cadet Class 128 after a 27 week training program. Two of the cadets will ...Read more

Grundy and Kendall Farm Bureaus to vote on merger

MORRIS – Farm bureau members in Grundy and Kendall County will vote on a merger this month. According to Kendall Farm Bureau Manager Dan Reedy, his retirement announcement sparked the idea the farm bureau once had several years ago. Reedy who supports the merge, says because over half of ...Read more

New Years Eve Fire in Peru

PERU – No injuries were reported in a devastating fire that leveled a building in Peru on Monday morning. According to Peru EMS, they were called to the 700 block of Putnam Street in Peru just before 9:00 a.m. for a blazing fire that occurred at Witczak Auto Repair. According to Fire ...Read more