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IVCC Signs Mendota Standout

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College men’s basketball coach Chris Herman announced the signing of former Mendota High School star Joe LaShonse. LaShonse, who sat out last year and is currently on IVCC’s tennis team, was All-State Honorable Mention as a senior in 2017, Mendota’s ...Read more

One Dead After Thursday I-80 Crash

OTTAWA – One man died at the scene of a mutiple vehicle crash that delayed traffic on Interstate 80 on Thursday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police around 1 PM near mile marker 83 between Utica and Ottawa a crash occurred that resulted in the death of a Streator man. The ...Read more

Bald Eagle Rescued Near Compton

COMPTON – An injured bald eagle was rescued by the Illinois Conservation Police in southern Lee County. Thursday morning authorities were notified of the injured bird near Church Road. An area resident and Conservation Officers were able to safely capture the Eagle and transport it to ...Read more

Tri-Dent K-9 Finds Over 100lbs of Pot in I-80 Bust

PRINCETON – Two Californians are in the Bureau County Jail facing Class X Felonies after a search on Interstate 80 on Wednesday. According to Tri-dent, agents located an SUV with California registration at the rest area on the Eastbound side of the Interstate in Bureau County. During the ...Read more

Morris Woman Identified in Fatal Wednesday Crash

MORRIS – Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan’s Office has released the name of the woman who died Wednesday evening on Route 47 near Mazon.  23-year-old Sabrina M. Slater was killed in the two vehicle accident.  The incident remains under investigation by the Coroner’s ...Read more

Morris Woman Dies in Wednesday Crash

MORRIS – Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan’s Office and the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department are investigating a two vehicle crash that claimed the life of a 23-year-old Morris woman Wednesday evening. The Coroner’s office states that the woman, whose name is being ...Read more

Man Found Dead in Train Car Identified

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Authorities have released the name of the man found dead at a sand plant in Ottawa.  Friday afternoon, the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office and Sheriff’s  Office responded to the facility at 701 Boyce Memorial Drive to a report of a non-responsive male, ...Read more

Tuesday Morning Fire in Earlville

EARLVILLE- A Tuesday morning house fire brought multiple area fire departments into Earlville to battle the blaze.   Before 11 AM departments responded to a fire in the 100 Block of Church Street.   Earlville, Paw Paw, Mendota, Shabbona and Leland Fire Departments began battling the fire, which ...Read more

Tax Scams: The IRS Will Not Ask For Gift Cards

OTTAWA – With the deadline for taxes come and gone the Internal Revenue Service is warning everyone once again that scammers will be hard at work trying to swindle people. You should always know that calls claiming you owe money or face arrest are always a scam and you should hang up the ...Read more