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Ottawa minor arrested in Marseilles home invasion

MARSEILLES – A 17-year-old Ottawa male was arrested after a home invasion in Marseilles on Sunday. According to LaSalle County Sheriff’s, they responded to the 2700 block of East 2625th Road for a reported home invasion in progress. Authorities say the owners reportedly  subdued the ...Read more

Former Mendota High School Teacher Arrested

MENDOTA – A former Mendota High School teacher was taken into custody after an investigation into sexual misconduct with a student, Friday. According to the Mendota Police Department, they and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services opened a criminal investigation into ...Read more

Alleged suspect in Ottawa homicide found dead

OTTAWA – The identity of two people found dead in an Ottawa home was released, and one suspected person has been found dead. According to the Ottawa Police Department, 49-year-old Nicol E. Scolaro and 51-year-old Paul E. Ladue were found dead as a result of multiple gunshot wounds in a ...Read more

Two People Found Dead in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Two people have been found dead inside an Ottawa home. Ottawa Police said that shortly after 7 pm Friday, they were sent to a north side address to check on the well being of the residents. Police say two people, one male, and one female, were found dead inside the residence. ...Read more

IDOT: Route 18 will be resurfaced this Summer

STREATOR – Streator received news from the Illinois Department of Transportation of a resurfacing project for Route 18. Earlier this week, Mayor Jimmie Lansford announced that Route 18 from 251 to the west end of Streator city limits will be re-milled and resurfaced this summer. No details ...Read more