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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

Spring Valley Fire Wins Donation of CO Alarms

SPRING VALLEY – Some residents of Spring Valley are going to be getting carbon monoxide detectors thanks to the Spring Valley Fire Department and First Alert. In June the department entered a contest and was selected to receive 60 detectors to distribute to the community. ...Read more

Smoke Alarm Alerts Resident to Fire

STREATOR – A smoke alarm alerted a Streator resident to a fire inside of a single family home early Sunday morning.  Streator Fire Department officials say that the resident of the home in the 500 block of South Sterling was able to escape the burning home and call 911.  When firefighters ...Read more

8 People Injured on Horse Carriage Ride

LASALLE –  Several people were injured in a horse carriage accident in Eastern LaSalle County over the weekend. LaSalle County Deputies responded to a call from a resort near Sheridan for a carriage that was overturned after the horses were spooked. Eight individuals were transported to ...Read more