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Paw Paw School Deactivation Votes Are In

PAW PAW – The votes are in for the fate of Paw Paw High School, a yes or no question that was posed on the ballot. The Paw Paw Board of Education  put the issue of deactivating Paw Paw High School beginning the 2019-2020 school-year and sending their students to Indian Creek High School. ...Read more

Henderson Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder

  HENNEPIN – 26-year-old Richard Henderson Pleaded Guilty to Count 4 of First Degree Murder in the stabbing of Spring Valley Teenager, Diamond Bradley in a negotiation deal, at the Putnam County Courthouse on Tuesday. Henderson agreed to serve 100 percent of his 53 year sentence at the ...Read more

Injuries in Monday Peru Crash

PERU – At least two were injured in mid-morning crash in Peru.   Authorities were called to the intersection of US Route 251 and Midtown Road around 9 a.m. Monday after a truck and an SUV collided.   At least two were injured in the crash, which delayed traffic for 45 minutes.  The ...Read more

Streator Man Dies in Crash

LOSTANT – A Streator man died after his vehicle struck a tree Saturday morning south of Lostant.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office 80-year-old Roland Bastien of Streator was traveling east on Route 18 when for unknown reasons he left the roadway 3/4 mile east of ...Read more

EHD in Deer Spreading Along River

SPRINGFIELD – Through October the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, in white-tailed deer. EHD is a viral disease of white-tailed deer that can cause a high fever, and dead animals often are found near ...Read more

Mendota Graduate; Vikings Star Passes Away

MENDOTA – 1957 Mendota High School Graduate and former Minnesota Viking Bill “Boom Boom” Brown has passed away at the age of 80.  The Vikings announced the news Sunday. The four time Pro-Bowler was inducted into the Vikings’ Ring of Honor back in 2004.  ...Read more

Woman Drowns When Car Drives Into Lake

A 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead Friday night at a lake south of El Paso near I-39. McLean County coroner Kathleen Davis says that 71-year-old Deena Rogers, of Washington, Illinois was pronounced dead around 11:30 Friday night. A preliminary autopsy indicates Rogers died from drowning ...Read more

DeKalb County Crash Sends Rochelle Man to Jail

SHABBONA, IL – A Rochelle man was arrested after deputies say he fled an accident Saturday afternoon. DeKalb County Sheriff’s officials say a 2005 Honda Accord left Shabbona Road at a high rate of speed and crashed into a ditch. Deputies say that the driver fled the scene on foot ...Read more