Local Headlines

Lee County Plane Crash

Two people were injured when their plane crashed on a river in Lee County yesterday. Illinois State Police say a small aircraft crashed around 12:30 Saturday afternoon near Grand Detour.   State Police say the plane struck some power lines, and came to rest on ice on the Rock River.  Police ...Read more

DeKalb High School on Soft Lock Down Friday Morning

DEKALB – In a notice sent to parents from DeKalb High School this morning, Principal James Horne advised of a situation involving a student with a possible weapon. It was reported that at 7:40 Friday morning a weapon may have been seen on a bus and brought into the school. The school was ...Read more

Sharing of Law Enforcement Resources Proposed

LASALLE – In a move the organizers stated as unprecedented, the Mayors and Police Chiefs of LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Spring Valley announced yesterday a proposed sharing of law enforcement resources. The possibility of some type of official coalition was suggested in light of ...Read more

Area Police Departments Explore Cooperation

LASALLE – In a press conference Thursday area police departments announced that they are exploring the potential to combine resources in an effort reduce costs and provide greater services to residents. The four cities, LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Spring Valley each were present to present ...Read more

Tri-Dent Arrests Mendota Woman on Heroin Charge

MENDOTA – An investigation into alleged heroin activity in Mendota has led to a 49 year-old woman being arrested on a warrant obtained by the LaSalle County States Attorneys’ Office. According to Tri-Dent, Samantha E. Sprowls of Mendota was charged with a class 2 felony for Unlawful ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested For Heroin

OTTAWA – A 24 year-old Ottawa man is in the LaSalle County Jail after police say he sold heroin. According to the Ottawa Police Department, 24 year-old Danzell C. Kornegay allegedly sold less than one gram last September. He was arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony delivery of a ...Read more

Suspect Identified in Streator Beating

STREATOR – A suspect has been identified in the beating of a man in Streator last December. According to the Streator Police Department on December 16th 45 year-old David Cross was found laying in the road in the 400 block of East Livingston Street. He was taken to the hospital and later ...Read more

IV Food Pantry Reopens Today

LASALLE – The Illinois Valley Food Pantry reopens today after moving to 122 Wright St in LaSalle.   Donna Hess, the executive director, said that they had outgrown their old location they have had for the last 14 years.   Food will be given out from 3pm until 6pm this afternoon, and on ...Read more