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Gas Pipeline Explodes Near Dixon, 2 Dead

NACHUSA – Two are dead and two injured after a natural gas pipeline explosion that sent flames and dark smoke into the air. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department says the explosion happened about 9 a.m. Tuesday on a farm near Nachusa. According to the Lee County Coroner two had died at ...Read more

Perales admits dispensing opioids for cash, sex

CHICAGO (AP) — A Peru doctor has pleaded guilty to charges he illegally gave medication including opioids to patients in exchange for sex or cash. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago said Monday that 66-year-old Constantino Perales pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled ...Read more

Man Dies In Streator Shooting

Streator, Illinois  – An 18 year old man died in Streator after being shot Sunday.  Streator Police say they were called shortly before eight Sunday morning to the 400 block of North Sterling Street to a report of someone being shot.  Upon their arrival, police found an 18 year old man ...Read more

Downtown Mendota Fire Wednesday

MENDOTA – A fire in the 700 block of Illinois Ave in Mendota closed city streets downtown Wednesday. At 12:30 PM a call came in for smoke in an upstairs dwelling. Area departments responded with mutual aid within 45 minutes the fire was extinguished. According to responders at the ...Read more

One Dead After Chicago Street Fire in Streator

STREATOR – One man has died following a fire early Tuesday morning in the 300 block of Chicago Street in Streator. The Streator Fire Department received a call around 2:45 AM and while enroute, they were notified that the resident was likely inside the structure. Firefighters immediately ...Read more

Two Arrested in Ottawa Using Fake Currency

OTTAWA – A couple of individuals from Chicago were charged with forgery after a number of businesses in Ottawa began finding counterfeit $100 bills. Today in a release from the Ottawa Police Department, they state that last Wednesday while checking with area companies for information on ...Read more