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Fishing License Renewal Start March 1st

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is reminding everyone that fishing licenses for 2018 can be renewed starting March 1st. Illinois’ 2018 fishing, hunting, and sportsmen combination licenses will be valid through March 31, 2019. Everyone is exempt from the ...Read more

No Injuries in Late Thursday Fire

STREATOR – No injuries were reported but significant damage occured after a fire late Thursday in the 700 block of South Monroe Street in Streator. According to the Streator Fire Department, a call came in after 11 PM for a home with a fire in the attic. The home was vacant and ...Read more

LaSalle Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges

LASALLE – A LaSalle man is facing felony charges for unlawful delivery of a controlled substance after an early morning cocaine arrest Thursday.  According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, 24 year old D’Andre R Henderson was arrested after a search warrant was executed ...Read more

Streator Police Warn of Scam

STREATOR- Streator Police say a resident this week reported an attempted scam.  Wednesday afternoon, Streator Police were called and told that a resident received a phone call that a family member was arrested and needed a $1,000 to get out of jail.  However, the resident contacted the family ...Read more

Ottawa High School Releases Statement on Threat

OTTAWA – In the release reprinted below, Ottawa Superintendent Michael Cushing explained what action the school took from an apparent threat Thursday.       “Dear Parents and Community Members, I want to make you aware of an alleged threat of harm that was made by one of ...Read more

Ottawa Police Discover Counterfeit Currency

OTTAWA – Ottawa Police have discovered counterfeit currency in use in the area. They are asking the publics help in scrutinizing the bills, which have been found in all denominations. In a release posted online yesterday, they noted that the bills will feel different and they will ...Read more

More Details Emerge in Pedestrian Death

EARLVILLE – Authorities report a 30-year-old man from Triumph has died and one man was injured after a pedestrian vs vehicle accident south of Earlville. A little after 6 PM Sunday a call came from East 12th Road near Route 34. According to reports, 70-year-old Kenneth J Kuefler of Aurora was ...Read more

Firefighters Battle Blaze in Downtown LaSalle

LASALLE – Quick action by firefighters kept a fire early Sunday morning from consuming an entire block of Downtown LaSalle.  Firemen arrived at the 900 block of First Street around 7:30 to find a three-story building engulfed in flames. Firefighters from 10 area departments attacked the blaze ...Read more