Local Headlines

New bison coming to Buffalo Rock State Park

  OTTAWA – Buffalo Rock State Park could be getting a friend for Pebbles the bison this week. After Pebbles mother Holly was euthanized due to a serious illness in September, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has been working to get an additional bison at Buffalo Rock to ...Read more

Census training in Morris Wednesday

  MORRIS –  The North Central Illinois Council of Governments will hold a free regional Census Complete Count training for community groups and local governments this week in Morris. Training from the Chicago Census Bureau will be this Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:30 am at the First ...Read more

LaSalle Apartment Building Fire Re-Ignites

LASALLE – An apartment building that caught fire Sunday morning reignited late Sunday night, calling firefighters out a second time to the building in the 700 block of Third Street in LaSalle. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. ...Read more

Body found in Illinois River

UTICA – Police say a body was discovered in the Illinois River  at Starved Rock State Park on Saturday. According to Conservation Police Sergeant Phillip Wire, kayakers reported what they discovered to be a body near Hidden Canyon on the Illinois River early Saturday afternoon. Wire says ...Read more

3 Rescued After Mishap on Illinois River

SPRING VALLEY – The three hunters who were rescued were cold but ok after their boat capsized Saturday on the Illinois River near Spring Valley.   According to Fire Chief Todd Bogatitus no injuries were reported.   Standard Fire and Peru River Rescue assisted on the incident. ...Read more