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Spring Valley Fire Wins Donation of CO Alarms

SPRING VALLEY – Some residents of Spring Valley are going to be getting carbon monoxide detectors thanks to the Spring Valley Fire Department and First Alert. In June the department entered a contest and was selected to receive 60 detectors to distribute to the community. ...Read more

Smoke Alarm Alerts Resident to Fire

STREATOR – A smoke alarm alerted a Streator resident to a fire inside of a single family home early Sunday morning.  Streator Fire Department officials say that the resident of the home in the 500 block of South Sterling was able to escape the burning home and call 911.  When firefighters ...Read more

8 People Injured on Horse Carriage Ride

LASALLE –  Several people were injured in a horse carriage accident in Eastern LaSalle County over the weekend. LaSalle County Deputies responded to a call from a resort near Sheridan for a carriage that was overturned after the horses were spooked. Eight individuals were transported to ...Read more

Missing Man

A number of public service agencies are currently searching for Sherman “Skip” Hall, of the Ottawa area, and who is missing and is in need of his prescription medicine.  Skip is 6 feet tall, about 135 pounds with gray hair and green eyes.  If you have seen him or know where he is, ...Read more

Woman Airlifted From Two Vehicle Accident

SANDWICH – An Oswego woman was injured after a two vehicle crash in Northeast LaSalle County.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office states that around 7:30 Friday morning, 49 year old Wanda I. Santiago, of Oswego, was at the intersection of Millhurt Road and East 30th Road just south ...Read more

Crossing Repairs Begin Monday

  ARLINGTON – The railroad has announced that a busy crossing in Bureau County will be closed for a week starting July 9th for repairs.  BNSF states that Route 89 in Arlington will be detoured around the closure for crossing upgrades and repairs.  Signs will be posted when the ...Read more

Social Media Helps Solve Ottawa Burglary

OTTAWA – A fifth person is being charged in connection to a residential burglary that occurred in Ottawa. The Ottawa Police Department were called to the 1100 block of First Avenue on the morning of May 29th for a report of stolen items taken from the residence while the occupants were ...Read more

Andersen Trial Set to Start Next Week

HENNEPIN – A trial of a Putnam County man accused of the murder of his sister-in-law is set to begin next week. 68-year-old Clifford Andersen, of Standard has been charged with 1st degree murder and concealment of death of his sister-in-law Deborah Dewey in 2016. In a pre-trial hearing held ...Read more

Two Arrested for Ottawa Bank Robbery

CHICAGO – The US Department of Justice says two people have been arrested in connection with the robbery of an Ottawa bank. The FBI and U.S Attorneys say that 41-year-old James D. Williams, and 21-year-old Alexis T. Handelman, both of Bartlett, are charged with robbing the Old Second Bank ...Read more