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Ear of Corn Art Piece Slated For Mendota

MENDOTA – A grain silo in downtown Mendota will become the home to a nearly 70 foot tall ear of corn in a new proposed art piece. The City of Mendota and North Central Illinois Artworks announced the project in a meeting Thursday. It would be funded by the city, the Mendota Chamber and ...Read more

Vietnam Moving Wall in Ottawa This Weekend

OTTAWA – A tribute to those who lost their lives in the Vietnam War is in Ottawa this weekend and the public is welcome to join veterans and family members.    The wall, a replica of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, will be up until Monday off of Center Street on the south side of the ...Read more

Police Chief Warns Drivers About Pedestrians

MARSEILLES – Allowing pedestrians to cross at crosswalks has become a safety issue, and one police Chief is going to be stepping up enforcement in his town.  On Tuesday Chief Jim Hovious of the Marseilles Police Department reminded motorists on social media that traffic must yield for ...Read more

Driver Airlifted After Head On Collision With Semi

SHERIDAN- LaSalle County Deputies are investigating a two vehicle accident that occurred about 3 miles south of Sheridan that sent one driver to the hospital via helicopter early Wednesday morning. A northbound passenger car struck a southbound semi truck with a trailer head near IL Route 71 near ...Read more

Police Advise Caution After Scam Led to Theft

ROCHELLE- A person was the victim of a scam/theft that took place in their own backyard. The Rochelle Police Department says a resident was tricked into accompanying a subject into their backyard to discuss a neighbors fence when they entered the residents house and stole items. Police urge ...Read more

Ecstasy Arrest in Peru

PERU – A Peru man is facing two felony charges for Ecstasy after being arrested on Sunday. According to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei, 21-year-old Cesar Pantoja was arrested Sunday evening after an investigation by the Peru Police and Trident Drug Task Force. Detectives alledge that last ...Read more

Teen Flees After Removing Monitoring Bracelet

DEKALB – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office took a teen into custody after he allegedly fled after cutting his monitoring bracelet off. On Sunday evening Deputies were called to the 800 block of Ridge Drive in DeKalb for a 17-year-old Juvenile who was being monitored for a prior ...Read more

Sunday Downtown Dwight Fire

DWIGHT – A business caught fire on Sunday and over twenty fire departments responded in battling the blaze. No injuries were reported in downtown Dwight after a fire began around 6 PM in the 100 block of South Franklin Street. A multiple box alarm was sounded due to the proximity to other ...Read more