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Area Libraries Share Grant Money For Improvements

DEPUE – A new roof is on the way for the library in DePue and easier access is coming to the Toluca library. State librarian and Secretary of State Jesse White announced Tuesday that over $700,000 in grants were made available to locations across the state. The Selby Township Library ...Read more

Morris Woman Missing

MORRIS – The Morris Police are attempting to locate 35-year-old Elizabeth Johnson of Morris. Elizabeth was last seen by her family on Monday, May 14 at around 5 am. She is believed to be traveling in a blue 2015 Chevrolet Malibu bearing Illinois license plate R746911. She may possibly be in ...Read more

Earlville Pair Arrested on Heroin Charges

EARLVILLE – An investigation into heroin sales in Northern LaSalle County led to two arrests on Thursday. According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, an investigation involving multiple departments culminated in arrests of two persons who had been allegedly distributing ...Read more

Hoffman wins Matthiessen Award

  OGLESBY-Martha Hoffman of Earlville earned the Frederick W. Matthiessen Award at Illinois Valley Community College’s 52nd annual commencement Saturday. The award, among the college’s most prestigious, is awarded periodically to graduates who demonstrate academic excellence and ...Read more

Vehicle Stolen Sunday in Streator

STREATOR – Sunday morning a resident in the 500 block of Bronson street reported a vehicle was stolen. A silver 2009 Pontiac Vibe was reportedly taken from a garage with the license plate number of AL28665. If anyone knows the whereabouts of this vehicle they should contact the Streator ...Read more

Hero Officer Leads Students in to Graduation

DIXON – The crowd that was gathered to watch the seniors at Dixon High School graduate stood as the police officer credited with saving their lives was honored by leading them into the gymnasium. The Sunday afternoon ceremony came just four days after a gunman opened fire during graduation ...Read more

Bond Remains at $2 Million for Dixon Shooter

DIXON – A teenager who authorities say fired shots at Dixon high school before he was shot by a school resource officer made is first court appearance Friday. Matthew Milby was arraigned by video in Lee County Circuit Court. His bond remained set at $2 million dollars. He is charged with ...Read more