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DeKalb Woman Charged in Childs Death

DEKALB – A two year old is dead and a DeKalb woman has been arrested after allegedly slamming the childs head into a hardwood floor last Friday. On November 10th the DeKalb Police Department were notified that a child had sustained a severe brain injury under suspicious circumstances. ...Read more

One Dead After Crash Near Leland

LELAND – A collision near Leland has left one person dead and six injured. Around 6:30 AM Wednesday Leland, Somonauk, Sheridan and Earlville EMS were called to the intersection of US Route 34 and East 1950th Road for a two vehicle rollover accident with entrapment. According to the ...Read more

Firearm Deer Season Begins Friday

OTTAWA – The first weekend of firearm season for deer is coming, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources would like to remind hunters to be on the lookout for diseased animals. The split season begins this Friday and goes through Sunday and concludes on Thursday, November 30th ...Read more

Drug Arrest Near Spring Valley

Spring Valley – State Police say they arrested a Chicago man during a traffic stop on I-80 in Bureau County.   Around 12:30 Monday afternoon, State Police pulled over a 2005 Pontiac driven by 28 year old Zell Jordan, of Chicago for what they say was a minor traffic infraction near the ...Read more

Man Dies After Altercation in LaSalle

LASALLE – A 28 year-old man has died after an altercation in LaSalle early Friday. According to the LaSalle Police Department, authorities were called to the 500 block of First Street around 1:30 in the morning for a man who was unconscious on the floor. EMS was called and the man was ...Read more

Trident Arrests Ottawa Man for Crack

OTTAWA – A 39 year-old Ottawa man is in jail for cocaine possession and unlawful delivery following a Trident operation in which an undercover vehicle was damaged. According to the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, Thursday afternoon in the 500 block of Norris Drive agents ...Read more

IVCC Approves $11 Million Tax Levy

Oglesby – Illinois Valley Community College trustees Thursday approved a tentative $11.8 million tax levy for 2017, up less than five percent over the actual 2016 levy of $11.3 million.   As a result of the levy, the owner of a $120,000 home can expect taxes equal to or slightly less than ...Read more

Sheridan Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Sheridan – A Sheridan man was arrested by The Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, otherwise known as Trident.  Trident officials say Wednesday afternoon they purchased 4 grams of heroin from a man they identify as 50 year old Lorne J. Barnes, of E. Grant Street, Sheridan.  Authorities ...Read more