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Storms Damage Troy Grove Township Building

TROY GROVE – Thunderstorms brought high winds that knocked out power and damaged a building in Troy Grove.   After midnight Wednesday the Troy Grove Fire Department was called to Troy Grove Township building on Vermillion Street after a section of the roof had blown off and took down power ...Read more

State Supplies Funds For Ag Building at IVCC

OGLESBY- Phase I and II of Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture building project were among topics covered by the board’s facilities committee Tuesday evening. The Illinois legislature awarded Phase I of the project $150,000 Friday after the college had earlier secured nearly ...Read more

Wet weather brings more mosquitoes

OTTAWA – With the wet weather LaSalle County has been experiencing, it’s no surprise to see a higher level of mosquito activity. According to Health Educator Jenny Barrie, the good news is that the mosquitoes we’re currently seeing are flood water mosquitoes that typically ...Read more

LaSalle County Men Facing Cocaine Charges

OTTAWA – A Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team buy/bust operation has two LaSalle County men facing Class X Felony charges for cocaine. On Monday afternoon Tri-Dent along with the Ottawa Police Department made arrests in the 3000 block of Fairfield Lane in Ottawa. Taken into custody ...Read more

Dwight Teacher Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges

DWIGHT – A Dwight High School teacher was charged with Criminal Sexual Assault by an Authority Figure on Friday after an ongoing investigation.  According to the Livingston County Sheriff Tony Childress 34-year-old Kathryn A. Patten was taken into custody and posted 10% of her $25,000 bond ...Read more

Tonica Fire Receives New Rescue Truck

TONICA – The Tonica Fire Department took delivery of their brand new rescue truck on Monday.   The 2019 Ford F550 Rescue truck was acquired after a number of fundraisers.   The Tonica Volunteer Fire Department & Ambulance Service is a non-tax, non-for-profit organization, and they ...Read more