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Two Dead After Dwight House Fire

DWIGHT – Two men are dead after a fire early Wednesday in a multi-family home in Dwight. According to the Dwight Fire Department they responded to a fire in the 100 block of South Union Street. Upon arrival, crews found the home heavily involved. Two male victims were found inside the ...Read more

IVCC Students to Stage Walk-Out Thursday

OGLESBY – A group of Illinois Valley Community College students is organizing a peaceful, 17-minute “walk-out” on campus at noon Thursday  in honor of the 17 students and staff killed in the Parkland, Fla., tragedy. The event is not an officially sponsored college event, and per the ...Read more

Missing Mans Vehicle Found Flooded In Tennessee

MENDOTA – A man traveling from Florida to Illinois who had been reported missing on March 16th still has not been found, but his vehicle has. According to the Mendota Police Department a 2017 Kia Sportage matching the description given by the family last known to be driven by 69-year-old ...Read more

Man Missing on Drive to Illinois From Florida

MENDOTA – A man traveling from Florida to Illinois has been reported missing and the family is seeking the help. On Thursday the Mendota Police Department was notified by family members of 69-year-old Stanley B. Vodden that he was past due on his arrival home to Mendota from Florida. Vodden ...Read more

Friday Evening Crash Kills Man in Grundy County

CHANNAHON – A 41-year-old man is dead after his vehicle collided with the trailer of a flatbed semi Friday night west of Gardner. According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office Robert G Hogg allegedly failed to stop while traveling on Gardner Blacktop and proceeded onto IL Route 47 ...Read more

Peaceful Walkout Held at Area Schools

LASALLE – On the one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida a walk out of area students from schools was held starting at 10 AM Wednesday morning. Faculty and students gathered outside of LaSalle-Peru High School to read off the names of those killed and have a moment ...Read more

Man Shot in Early Morning Incident in LaSalle

LASALLE – One person has been hospitalized and no suspect identified in an early Wednesday morning shooting in LaSalle. According to LaSalle police a little after 1 AM they were called to the 500 block of 7th Street for a man who had been shot. The victim was taken to a hospital in Peoria ...Read more

Wednesday Morning Walkout By Students Planned

STREATOR – The one month anniversary of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida is being remembered by area schools with students participating in a walkout Wednesday morning at 10 AM. A movement called the National School Walkout will have classes across the nation going outside for 17 ...Read more