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Rural LaSalle County Fires Under Investigation

LOSTANT – Two rural fires southwest of Tonica last night near a previous fire from Tuesday evening are under investigation by the State Fire Marshall this morning. The Lostant Fire Department was called to a fire in the 100 Block of North 14th Road around 11 PM Thursday night, followed ...Read more

Heroin and Crack Cocaine in Recent Tri-Dent Bust

STREATOR – A Streator man has been charged with three felonies after a Tri-Dent investigation. In a press release, the Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team arrested 22-year-old Michael L. Pitts of Streator after allegedly delivering narcotics to agents. Tuesday the Streator Police ...Read more

Streator Woman Arrested on Heroin Charge

STREATOR – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 22-year-old Streator woman on a heroin charge. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team made a controlled purchase of alleged heroin in the 800 block of Monroe St in Streator from Janessa L Phillips. She was taken ...Read more

IVCC to Propose Tuition Increase

OGLESBY – A $3 per credit hour tuition increase may be coming to Illinois Valley Community College starting this summer. According to IVCC President Jerry Corcoran, even with the increase, the school will be below the state average for community colleges. The increase is expected to ...Read more

Early Sunday Fire Claims Life of Marseilles Woman

MARSEILLES – A Marseilles woman has died after a house fire early Sunday morning. The Marseilles Fire Department were called to a fully involved house fire in the 400 block of North Street around 3 AM Sunday. Area departments arrived to assist in fighting the fire, including Grand Ridge, ...Read more

Area Unemployment Lowest Since 2006

OTTAWA – Area unemployment rates were down to close out 2017 according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security to lowest rates since 2006. Livingston County remains the lowest with just 4.0%, followed by Putnam at 4.7%. LaSalle County dropped to 5.5% unemployment and Bureau County ...Read more