Local Headlines

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

Missing Spring Valley Teen Found Dead

SPRING VALLEY – A teen who had been reported missing since January 23rd has been found dead south of Granville. On Saturday afternoon the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a body found in a ditch. Sunday evening, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office identified the ...Read more

Streator Man Arrested Thursday on Heroin Charge

STREATOR – A Tri-Dent investigation led to the arrest of Streator man for Heroin. In a release by the Tri- County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, 30 year-old Leodis Jordan III was arrested for two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance after allegedly delivering over one ...Read more

Body Discovered South of Granville

GRANVILLE – A body was found Saturday afternoon south of Granville according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Around 1 PM the coroner was called and an investigation began at the location along County Highway 805 North. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Valley ...Read more

Dental Clinics Return to IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Dental Assisting Program is once again offering dental clinics to IVCC students, staff and the community. Screening days are Friday, Feb. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and patients will receive a comprehensive exam and cavity-detecting X-rays. ...Read more