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Human Case of West Nile Found

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Health Department has confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus since last year. According to a media release, a resident in their 60’s has also tested positive for the virus this month, along with mosquitoes and birds from this summer. According to the ...Read more

Family Identified in Ogle County Fire

DIXON – The Ogle County Sheriffs Office and the Ogle County Coroner have released the identities of those killed in an early morning house fire in rural Dixon. Found deceased was 39 year-old Timothy Shaw, 37 year-old Melissa Shaw, 17 year-old Ethan Shaw, 15 year-old LeAnne Shaw, 12 ...Read more

Residents of Amboy Urged to Lock Vehicles

AMBOY – A string of car burglaries occurred in the predawn hours Tuesday in Amboy. The majority of those took place on the north side of the community in an area known as the Burke Subdivision. According to Amboy Police Chief Jeff Blake, ten vehicles were found to have items missing, and ...Read more

UPDATE: Investigation Continues in Fatal Fire

LOST LAKE – The investigation continues into a house fire that took six lives in rural Ogle County. After midnight Tuesday morning a 911 call came from within the home according to Sheriff Brian VanVickle. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene they found the home engulfed in ...Read more

Early Morning Vacant House Fire in Streator

STREATOR – A vacant house fire was extinguished by the Streator Fire Department early Monday morning. After midnight, emergency personal responded to a call of flames coming from a home in the 600 block of South Illinois Street. According to the Streator Fire Department, the fire was ...Read more

Six Die in Rural Dixon Fire

DIXON – A fire in rural Dixon has claimed six lives early Tuesday morning. According to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in just after midnight for a home in the 200 block of North Miami Drive for smoke in the basement. Eight area fire departments responded to the home, ...Read more

Two Vehicle Crash Kills Man in Grand Ridge

STREATOR – An Essex Illinois man was killed when a semi tractor trailer and a box truck collided on US Route 23 north of Grand Ridge Friday morning.  37-year old Dustin W. Webster was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office. The road was closed for over ...Read more