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Bomb Threat Investigation Near Amboy

AMBOY – The Illinois State Police and other first responders were called to a campground in the 900 block of Green Wing Road in Lee County Monday morning a little after 11 AM for what was reportedly a bomb threat.   Amboy Fire And EMS have staged at the scene.  Traffic was backed up at ...Read more

Firefighters Battle House Fire Sunday

PERU – A neighbor assisted Peru Police and the Peru Fire Department Sunday search a home minutes after a fire was spotted.  Around 1 PM a call was received of a home on fire on the west side.  Peru, LaSalle, Oglesby and Spring Valley along with EMS from Peru Ambulance all responded to the ...Read more

L-P Standout Signs With IVCC Eagles

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball coach Tom Ptak today announced the signing of LaSalle-Peru High School standout point guard Gena Fassino. Fassino was a four-year varsity player for coach Hollis Vickery’s Cavaliers and started the last three years. As a ...Read more

Motorcyclist Killed in DeKalb County

GENOA – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says a 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle.  The accident occurred on Route 72 shortly before 7 am when 27-year-old Neil Tomsheck, of Genoa, lost control of his 1983 Holda Goldwing, left ...Read more

Fatal Train Incident in DeKalb County

DEKALB – A man has died after being struck by a train early Sunday morning in DeKalb.  According to DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller, 26-year-old Eduardo Sayago-Landa of DeKalb was walking on the tracks and was hit by a westbound train near the 1400 block of West Lincoln Highway.   He ...Read more

Leland Man Arrested For Heroin, Cocaine

LELAND – A Leland man was arrested after being stopped for allegedly speeding late Thursday night. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Jeffery M. Heth was stopped for speeding in southern DeKalb County when the deputy initiated a search of the vehicle after ...Read more

No Injuries in Smokey Early Friday Morning Fire

STREATOR – An early Friday morning fire filled a single family home with smoke in Streator. Working alarms in the home woke the residents to the danger as smoke filled the 2-story dwelling in the 500 block of South Vermillion Street. The Streator Fire Department was called after 3 AM and ...Read more