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Firefighters Battle House Fire Sunday

PERU – A neighbor assisted Peru Police and the Peru Fire Department Sunday search a home minutes after a fire was spotted.  Around 1 PM a call was received of a home on fire on the west side.  Peru, LaSalle, Oglesby and Spring Valley along with EMS from Peru Ambulance all responded to the ...Read more

L-P Standout Signs With IVCC Eagles

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball coach Tom Ptak today announced the signing of LaSalle-Peru High School standout point guard Gena Fassino. Fassino was a four-year varsity player for coach Hollis Vickery’s Cavaliers and started the last three years. As a ...Read more

Motorcyclist Killed in DeKalb County

GENOA – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says a 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle.  The accident occurred on Route 72 shortly before 7 am when 27-year-old Neil Tomsheck, of Genoa, lost control of his 1983 Holda Goldwing, left ...Read more

Fatal Train Incident in DeKalb County

DEKALB – A man has died after being struck by a train early Sunday morning in DeKalb.  According to DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller, 26-year-old Eduardo Sayago-Landa of DeKalb was walking on the tracks and was hit by a westbound train near the 1400 block of West Lincoln Highway.   He ...Read more

Leland Man Arrested For Heroin, Cocaine

LELAND – A Leland man was arrested after being stopped for allegedly speeding late Thursday night. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Jeffery M. Heth was stopped for speeding in southern DeKalb County when the deputy initiated a search of the vehicle after ...Read more

No Injuries in Smokey Early Friday Morning Fire

STREATOR – An early Friday morning fire filled a single family home with smoke in Streator. Working alarms in the home woke the residents to the danger as smoke filled the 2-story dwelling in the 500 block of South Vermillion Street. The Streator Fire Department was called after 3 AM and ...Read more

Opportunity Zone Designated in Streator

STREATOR – A special tax zone created to spur business has been designated in Streator. Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Jimmie Lansford announced that an ‘Opportunity Zone’ could bring new businesses to the city. It would be an area stretching from Otter Creek Street to ...Read more