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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

IVCC Student Paper Takes Honors

OGLESBY – For the second straight year, IV Leader, the student newspaper at Illinois Valley Community College, was awarded the Mike Foster Award for General Excellence, the highest award presented, at the Illinois Community College Journalism Association annual spring conference. Sophomore ...Read more

Streator Students Walkout on Columbine Anniversary

STREATOR – A student organized gathering on the campus of Streator High School Friday morning was held in part to honor the anniversary of the Columbine shooting nineteen years ago. Superintendent Matt Seaton said the student organizers had been working with administration for about a week ...Read more

No Injuries in Overturned Semi Crash Wednesday

SPRING VALLEY – A crash that delayed traffic on Interstate-80 near the RT-89 Interchange on Wednesday had no injuries, but did occupy one lane Eastbound for three hours. According to the Illinois State Police an Atlanta, Georgia man was driving a tractor trailer loaded with 22,000 lbs of ...Read more

Burglaries Being Investigated in Lee County

SUBLETTE – On Tuesday morning several burglaries were reported to the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.  According to authorities someone entered a garage through an unlocked door in the area of Green Wing Road and Shady Oaks Road near Sublette. Items were taken from the garage and from ...Read more