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Two Arrested After Ottawa Home Invasion

OTTAWA – Two Ottawa men are in custody after a reported home invasion in Ottawa on Tuesday. According to the Ottawa Police they received a call to a residence in the 400 block of Windsor Drive where subjects had entered the home and allegedly battered someone. After an investigation a ...Read more

Million Dollar Bond For Heroin Delivery

PERU – A Depue man is in the LaSalle County Jail after an investigation last month by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team. A press release by Tri-Dent states that 36-year-old Joshua M. Trahan allegedly sold more than one gram of purported heroin to an agent. He was charged with ...Read more

Heron Rescued in Morris

MORRIS – A heron with an apparent broken wing was rescued last week with help from the Morris Police Department. Officer Zwolinski was called to Route 47 just south of the Illinois River for a bird not acting right. In a social media post, Morris Police say the bird proceeded to hide under ...Read more

Will County Man Drowns in Illinois River

MORRIS – A Will County man has died after he went missing in the Illinois River on Sunday. Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan released a statement that on Tuesday morning a body was recovered west of where the DuPage and Kankakee Rivers meet. An autopsy was performed and the person was ...Read more

Jury Selected In Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – After a second day of jury selection in the Clifford Andersen trial, a full panel of jurors has been selected at the Putnam County Courthouse.  Clifford Andersen is charged with murder and concealment of homicide in the death of his sister in law Deborah Dewey.  A total of 14 ...Read more

Splash Field Closed Tuesday, July 10th

PERU – Officials have announced that Splash Field in Peru will be closed on Tuesday, July 10th for maintenance. After feedback was received from the community, the hours have been expanded to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The water attraction installed in Washington Park was funded in part by ...Read more

PERU – The City of Peru met Monday to discuss finances, property purchases and a multi-jurisdiction facility. The city announced that retail sales are booming in the area. Over 6 million dollars in sales tax has been accounted for due to frequent shopping. The council also approved the ...Read more

Jury Selection Begins for Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – Jury selection began in the Clifford Andersen trial in Hennepin, Monday. Eight people were seated and six more are yet to be selected. Andersen is charged with murder and concealment of homicide in the death of his sister-in-law Deborah Dewey. The Judge believes that the ...Read more

Iowa Man Killed in Bureau County Crash

LADD – An Iowa man was killed in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 80 Sunday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police 28-year-old Rajak Singh Randhawa was traveling westbound around 4:45 p.m. when for unknown reasons he left the roadway. The vehicle overturned several times ...Read more