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Henry Teen Dies in Wednesday Rollover Creek Crash

MAGNOLIA – A single vehicle accident that left a vehicle overturned in a ditch two miles east of Magnolia has taken the life of a Henry teen. The Illinois State Police say that on Wednesday just before midnight a vehicle driven by 19-year-old Issac Tijerina of Marseilles was traveling on ...Read more

Crops in Early; Looking Great

OTTAWA – Farm work in the area has moved on to controlling weeds and bugs as most corn and soybeans are now planted across the state. According to the USDA, nearly 90% of the corn is up with over 90% of the soybeans planted. Due to cooperative weather, farmers were able to get nearly all ...Read more

Bomb Threat Investigation Near Amboy

AMBOY – The Illinois State Police and other first responders were called to a campground in the 900 block of Green Wing Road in Lee County Monday morning a little after 11 AM for what was reportedly a bomb threat.   Amboy Fire And EMS have staged at the scene.  Traffic was backed up at ...Read more

Firefighters Battle House Fire Sunday

PERU – A neighbor assisted Peru Police and the Peru Fire Department Sunday search a home minutes after a fire was spotted.  Around 1 PM a call was received of a home on fire on the west side.  Peru, LaSalle, Oglesby and Spring Valley along with EMS from Peru Ambulance all responded to the ...Read more

L-P Standout Signs With IVCC Eagles

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball coach Tom Ptak today announced the signing of LaSalle-Peru High School standout point guard Gena Fassino. Fassino was a four-year varsity player for coach Hollis Vickery’s Cavaliers and started the last three years. As a ...Read more

Motorcyclist Killed in DeKalb County

GENOA – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says a 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle.  The accident occurred on Route 72 shortly before 7 am when 27-year-old Neil Tomsheck, of Genoa, lost control of his 1983 Holda Goldwing, left ...Read more

Fatal Train Incident in DeKalb County

DEKALB – A man has died after being struck by a train early Sunday morning in DeKalb.  According to DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller, 26-year-old Eduardo Sayago-Landa of DeKalb was walking on the tracks and was hit by a westbound train near the 1400 block of West Lincoln Highway.   He ...Read more