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Reported Theft of Cash at St Michaels

STREATOR – An apparent theft of a large amount of cash was reported to the Streator Police Department Monday from St. Michael’s church.   A complaint was taken that sometime between Sunday and Monday money was taken by an unknown suspect or suspects. The incident remains under ...Read more

Gas Main Rupture in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Workers doing construction around the Ottawa I&M Canal rewatering project  struck a large gas main Tuesday morning forcing an evacuation of a motel and several area businesses.    Around 8:00 a.m. the large main was ruptured near the Canal and LaSalle Street and emergency ...Read more

Five Injured in Single Vehicle Lee County Accident

AMBOY – An early morning single vehicle accident has sent five patients to the hospital in Lee County.    According to the Amboy Fire Department, they, along with Sublette Fire and EMS were called to US RT 30 and Pine Hill Road for vehicle in a corn field.   Dixon Fire and EMS arrived at ...Read more

Chicago Man Nabbed in Tri-Dent Bust

PERU – A Chicago man was arrested on Monday in a bust by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team for Heroin. In information released by Tri-Dent, 31-year-old Terrence L. Daugherty of Chicago was taken into custody in the 1800 block of May Road in Peru and charged with Unlawful ...Read more

Crow tests positive for West Nile Virus

OTTAWA – A crow in LaSalle County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the LaSalle County Health Department, the bird was collected and tested yesterday. This is the first documented West Nile virus activity in LaSalle County this year. West Nile Virus is transmitted ...Read more