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Child found at bottom of pool Wednesday

LASALLE – A child is in critical condition after being found at the bottom of a pool in LaSalle yesterday. LaSalle Police, LaSalle Fire Department, and EMS were called after 7 p.m. for a drowning child on Rockwell Road. The 3-year-old child was pulled from the bottom of an above ground ...Read more

Outlook Positive for Streator High School

STREATOR – It’s all good news for the Streator Township High School, according to Superintendent Matthew Seaton. The School board met to discuss finances, projects and proposals for the school. With the high school’s positive financial position, the school plans on building a ...Read more

Wednesday House Fire in Oglesby

  OGLESBY – A fire in the 100 block of Claret Knoll Ave significantly damaged a home and an attached garage Wednesday.   Before noon Oglesby fire was called to the scene of a structure fire.   Multiple area departments responded, including Tonica, LaSalle, Peru and Utica.   No ...Read more

Splash Field Grand Opening

PERU – The Splash Field opening ceremony was a grand slam at Washington Park Monday evening. City Officials and Morgan Happ, wife of J.A. Happ, cut the ribbon to the handicapped-friendly water park, letting in crowds of eager parents and children. Morgan shared how she and J.A, ...Read more

Shared Police Committee Talks Joint Location

PERU – The Lasalle Peru and Oglesby Shared Police Service Committee met to discuss possible plans for a shared service location yesterday in Peru. Four locations are proposed for the shared police station, however some officials are worried about the expenditure and getting the ...Read more

Streator Firefighters Rescue Dogs in House Fire

STREATOR – Three dogs were rescued in a house fire in Streator Tuesday morning. According to the Streator Fire Department, they were called after 5 a.m. to the 200 block of Joyce Street for a fire on the exterior of the home. Firefighters found no human occupants, but found three dogs in ...Read more