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Joliet man charged in Ottawa burglary

OTTAWA – An Joliet man is in custody on multiple charges after a burglary investigation in Ottawa earlier this month. According to the Ottawa Police Department, on April 12th they took a report of a vehicle burglary, where a woman’s purse was allegedly stolen. Authorities say after ...Read more

Spring Valley looking into billing for fire calls

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley is considering billing for fire calls to acquire  funds for the fire department. According to Alderman Mike Herrmann, the finance committee met with a billing company in Mendota that provides reimbursements from emergency calls via the insurance companies of ...Read more

Holiday Weekend Patrol Nets Plenty of Tickets

LASALLE –  The Illinois State Police were on patrol during the Easter Holiday weekend and gave out plenty of citations to motorists traveling along the interstates and highways.   They reported that they issued 17 speeding tickets, 7 Scott’s Law citations, and an arrest for a hit ...Read more

Ottawa Journalist Wins Press Club Award

OTTAWA – A Voice of America correspondent from Ottawa has won an award for journalism from the Press Club for his coverage of agricultural issues. Kane Farabaugh, the VOA Midwest correspondent, received the first place honor for his year long series “Between Trade Agreements and ...Read more

OSF HealthCare named one of best employers by Forbes

PEORIA – For the second year in a row, OSF HealthCare has again been named one of the best employers in the country for 2019 by Forbes magazine, and the highest ranked Illinois-based health care system earning the distinction. OSF HealthCare is ranked 118 out of companies nationwide with 1,000+ ...Read more

Armed subject in Peru in custody

PERU – Peru police responded to a home on the city’s westside for a possible armed subject in a residence who allegedly displayed a possible handgun at a civil process server. According to the Peru Police Department, a total of 10 on and off duty Peru officers, detectives and command ...Read more