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Marseilles Detective Honored

MARSEILLES – Marseilles Police Department Investigator Jacob Callahan was awarded a commendation by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars on Saturday in Springfield. He was awarded for his work on a murder investigation involving a baby.This is Callahan’s second time being recognized ...Read more

Dekalb Man Dies in Head on Collision

DEKALB – A Dekalb County man is dead after being ejected from his SUV. Dekalb Sheriffs and Sycamore EMS were called shortly before 6 AM Saturday for a reported head on collision on First Street. 30-year-old Dominique L. Coleman of Dekalb was traveling Southbound, when he attempted to pass ...Read more

Vandals Damage Park Bathrooms

COMPTON – The two parks in the village of Compton were damaged over the weekend and have caused the bathrooms to be closed.    Officials locked the facilities until repairs could be made, but going forward they would only be unlocked if the park was rented for a special event. ...Read more

Canadian Man Dies Skydiving Near Ottawa

OTTAWA – A Canadian man has died after a skydiving accident near Ottawa on Friday.   According to the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office 68-year-old Reginald C. Hurlbut of British Columbia was pronounced dead at Skydive Chicago.  The incident is under investigation by the LaSalle ...Read more

Illinois Valley Veterans Memorial Bridge to Open

SPRING VALLEY – Illinois Valley Veterans Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open Monday in Spring Valley. The replacement Route 89 bridge over the Illinois River is going to be wider than the old bridge to allow for emergency vehicles, pedestrians and bike traffic. This summer demolition work ...Read more

25 Year Old Dies in Traffic Accident

LEXINGTON – A Livingston County mother is dead, and her infant daughter injured in a two vehicle crash near Lexington.    McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis says they received a call of a vehicle fatality on I-55 near Lexington around 6:30 Friday evening.  The coroner says that 25 year ...Read more

Governor Speaks at Freedom Run

MARSEILLES – The 16th Annual Illinois Freedom Run was Saturday from Morris to Marseilles to honor those lives lost in the Middle East and hundreds of motorcyclists were in attendance. Joining in the ceremonies at the Middle East Conflicts Wall was Governor Bruce Rauner, who rode into the ...Read more