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Train Strikes Abandoned Car Near Mendota

MENDOTA – An abandoned vehicle on the train tracks Southwest of Mendota was struck by a train Sunday morning. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, a little after 6 AM deputies were called to the accident site. No occupants were located and the incident remains under ...Read more

Rash of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Streator

STREATOR – An increase in the number of vehicles being stolen in Streator have police urging residents to keep vigilant. Chief Kurt Pastirik said that since October ten vehicles have been taken. In all of the thefts, the keys were inside unlocked vehicles. The Streator Police Department ...Read more

Two Arrested in Interstate Egg Throwing Incident

LASALLE – Two men were arrested Friday after allegedly throwing eggs off of an overpass along Interstate 80. According to the Illinois State Police, troopers were called in response to person who had sustained damage to their vehicle from an egg dropped from an overpass. During the ...Read more

Gas Pipeline Explodes Near Dixon, 2 Dead

NACHUSA – Two are dead and two injured after a natural gas pipeline explosion that sent flames and dark smoke into the air. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department says the explosion happened about 9 a.m. Tuesday on a farm near Nachusa. According to the Lee County Coroner two had died at ...Read more