Local Headlines

Residents Warned of Phone Scam Attempt

PERU – A phone scam involving callers pretending to be from local law enforcement has struck the area again. According to Deputy Chief Bob Pyszka of the Peru Police Department, a resident recieved a call claiming to be from their local law enforcement agency. During the call, the scammer ...Read more

Police Officers Receive Firearm Simulator Training

MENDOTA – A firearm simulator training program at the Mendota Police Department is showing officers how they should react in dangerous situations. The program, which utilizes lasers and computers, can expose those taking the program to moments when they need to make life or death decisions ...Read more

Ottawa Woman Seriously Injured in I-80 Crash

An Ottawa woman suffered serious injuries after her car struck a pickup and trailer on I-80 in Ottawa Monday afternoon.  Illinois State Police say that 57 year old Cheryl Shannon was traveling eastbound shortly before two yesterday afternoon when she struck the rear of a trailer that was parked ...Read more

LaSalle Man Arrested on Heroin Charges

LASALLE – A 25-year-old LaSalle man is behind bars after a Tri-Dent and Peru police investigation into heroin sales. Monday afternoon LaSalle Police took Joshua D. Bostic into custody in the 900 block of 8th Street in LaSalle according to a press release from Tri-Dent. During the arrest, ...Read more

Gun Stolen During Vehicle Burglary Spree

STREATOR – A firearm and three purses have been stolen in the last 72 hours in a rash of vehicle burglaries in southern LaSalle County.   The Streator Police Department reports that since Saturday seven vehicles had been broken into, with windows broken to gain entry.    In the 300 ...Read more

IVCC Donates Supplies to Foster Children

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College support staff recently completed a “Sweet Cases” service project with a decorating party and potluck. Each year employees contribute to a charitable cause. Money was raised to purchase 26 duffle bags and supplies for each including a teddy ...Read more

Peru Residents Under Boil Order

PERU – A series of water main breaks has caused portions of Peru to be under a boil order until further notice. According to officials, areas south of US Route 6 have been affected. They ask that any resident with low or no water pressure to boil before use as a precaution. Resident ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

OTTAWA – A 25-year-old Ottawa man is in the LaSalle County Jail after Ottawa Police Detectives concluded an investigation into child pornography being traded on the internet. According to the Ottawa Police Department, Aaron J. Morency was charged with possession and distribution of child ...Read more