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Streator PD investigates string of criminal damage

  STREATOR – An investigation into a rash of criminal damage with an alleged BB gun has begun in Streator. According to authorities, 12 criminal damage reports in various locations in Streator that took place throughout the month, are connected to suspects who are allegedly shooting a ...Read more

Peoria man dies in crash near Sparland

  SPARLAND – A vehicle crash north of Sparland took the life of a Peoria man, and injured others on Sunday. According to the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, on Sunday just before 3 p.m. a vehicle driven by 68-year-old Donald Burhans of Peoria, was traveling South of Route 29 ...Read more

Windows Shot Out With BB Gun in Streator

STREATOR – The Streator Police Department is looking for information on who may be responsible for shooting out multiple windows in the last week with what they say is a BB gun.   On Monday authorities released security camera still images of a red car allegedly aiming a weapon out of a ...Read more

Streator Resident Nearly Victim of $10,000 Scam

STREATOR – An elderly person from Streator had apparently already shipped a package with $10,000 in it unknowingly to Social Security scammers on Friday, but police were able to intervene.  The Streator Police Department helped a resident recover the funds before they were delivered to a ...Read more

Rural Lee County Crash Kills Dixon Woman

DIXON – A Dixon woman has died after a crash Friday in rural Lee County.   The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that around 2 PM a two vehicle collision on Lowell Park Road near Timber Creek Road sent 84-year-old Jerle Barton to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  The ...Read more

No Contract in Sight

MENDOTA- In releases Saturday afternoon both sides of the District 289 contract dispute stated that the four hour session at Mendota High School failed.   Teachers walked off the job on October 16th after working without a contract since August.   Proposals were presented by both sides, ...Read more

Community rally scheduled for Mendota teachers

  MENDOTA – A resolution is underway as negotiations between the Mendota’s Teachers Union and District 289 continued this morning at Mendota’s High School. On Friday, teachers agreed to meet again with district officials to settle labor disputes. Teachers walked off the ...Read more