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Mendota man arrested twice in 24 hours

MENDOTA – A Mendota man was arrested twice within 24 hours on charges of retail theft and burglary. The Mendota police department say that on Friday they were called to investigate a reported retail theft at a grocery store. The following day, 21-year-old Brandon E. Thompson was arrested at the ...Read more

Friends of Track ask city for donation

MENDOTA – The Friends of the Track Fund Committee made an appearance at Monday night’s Mendota City Council Meeting. A representative from the committee explained that the Elementary School had just resurfaced the track and that the committee was trying to raise half of the cost in order ...Read more

Urgent call for blood donors, type ‘O’ needed

UNDATED  – The American Red Cross has extended its urgent call for donors of all blood types to give blood. With influenza escalating across the country and preventing some donors from giving, and winter weather threatening to cancel blood drives, the Red Cross now has a critical shortage ...Read more

Search Continues for Missing Woman

OTTAWA – A weekend search in and around Starved Rock State Park have yielded no additional clues to the whereabouts of an Ottawa woman who has now been missing a week.  Ottawa detectives, Conservation Police, and area river rescue teams combed the areas around Utica where 45-year-old Tina ...Read more

Tips to keep your pipes from freezing this season

STREATOR – Colder weather with windchills into the negatives are with us once again, and keep our homes warm becomes a priority, due to the risk of water damage from frozen and bust pipes. Illinois American Water Spokesperson Karen Cotton says there are ways to prevent the headache and ...Read more

Two dead after Marshall County crash

SPARLAND – Two Peoria residents are dead after a two vehicle crash that also injured a Mount Prospect man. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office say they were called to Route 29 north of Sparland for what investigators are saying was a head on collision. Around 2:15 PM 72-year-old ...Read more

Dekalb PD welcomes new K9

DEKALB – Dekalb Police introduced a new K9 to their department. Selected from a field of 8 candidates, Kota, a Dutch Shepard born in Poland, will fill the K9 position this spring. Dekalb Police Officer Nicholson and Kota will be headed to Decatur for an 8-week class starting January 27th. ...Read more