Local Headlines

Ambler pleads guilty in Will County for robbery

  JOLIET – A former police officer from LaSalle County plead guilty in suburban Chicago on an aggravated robbery charge.  According to Will County Court records, Lowell “Max” Ambler on Thursday plead guilty to aggravated robbery, a class 1 felony.  Records also indicate ...Read more

Mendota Acquires Another Electric Patrol Bike

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department have acquired their second electric patrol bike, this one equipped with larger off road tires. They are similar to regular bikes but have full-electric power capability. The department was able to get both of the bikes thanks to donations from the ...Read more

Paw Crawl in LaSalle to Benefit IVAR

LASALLE – A fundraising event for Illinois Valley Animal Rescue was approved at Monday night’s LaSalle City Council Meeting. Representatives from multiple bars in LaSalle, such as Greg’s Dew Drop Inn, Borderline Bar, and Walt’s Tap, received approval for a “Paw Crawl” event to be ...Read more

Illinois Ave. block party this weekend

MENDOTA – Residents looking to learn more about Mendota’s Illinois Avenue Beautification project can do so this weekend. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday the Illinois Avenue committee will be holding a free block party to bring more awareness to residents on the streets potential. Mayor ...Read more

Death Near Grand Ridge Investigated

OTTAWA – The identity of the man found dead north of the Vermillion River has been released.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office responded Sunday night around seven to a call about a body between Leonore and Grand Ridge, and Monday afternoon  the LaSalle County Coroner says the ...Read more

As temperatures rise, use water wisely

BELLEVILLE  – With temperatures rising across the state, Illinois American Water is reminding customers to use water wisely. “From keeping hydrated to playing in water sprinklers, as well as running air conditioning and watering lawns, water plays an important role in warm-weather fun and ...Read more