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Train and Tractor Collide in Bureau County

WYANET – An Amtrak train and a tractor collided southwest of Wyanet Thanksgiving morning.    Emergency crews were called around 10 a.m. to a field about a mile and a half from town after a tractor with an Anhydrous bar implement was crossing the tracks at a private crossing  about 1/4 ...Read more

Proposal to Increase LaSalle Tax Levy by 15%

LASALLE – The city of LaSalle is going to increase spending in police pensions by 21.5% according to Monday night’s City Council Meeting. Finance Director John Duncan discussed a proposed real estate tax levy increase during a public hearing, explaining that the $1,270,000 going towards ...Read more

Man Gets Run Over in his Driveway by Semi

STERLING – A man died after being run over by a semi-truck in his driveway on Monday in rural Steward. According to Illinois State Police, they responded to a resident on 1500 IL Route 251 in rural Steward after a report a person had been run over. According to Authorities, 54 year old ...Read more

Kane County Woman Bites Off Man’s Ear

AURORA- A 59-year-old woman from Aurora is facing felony domestic battery charges after allegedly biting off an ear during a dispute.   According to the Kane County State’s Attorney Office Nelida Mendoza was taken into custody Sunday.   Authorities with the Aurora Police Department say the ...Read more

Active Shooter Drill in Marseilles Wednesday

MARSEILLES- Authorities will be training for an active shooter on the campus of Marseilles Elementary School on Wednesday.   The exercise will run from 10 a.m until 2 p.m.     School was not scheduled to be in session and the public should be aware of the heightened police presence. ...Read more

Mendota City Council Approves New Resource Officer

MENDOTA – Mendota High School will soon have a school resource officer. In the Mendota City Council meeting Monday, they approved beginning to look for a resource officer for the 2019-2020 school year. Alderman Weiland says the resource officer will be a new police officer they hire on from ...Read more