Local Headlines

New Chief Nursing Officer at IVCH

PERU – Robert Fortney is the new chief nursing officer at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. The new CNO came to IVCH from Arlington Heights, where he had been a vice president and service line executive for Northwest Community Healthcare, an independent, community-based health system. ...Read more

Deer Harvest Down in Area

The number of deer harvested by hunters declined locally this past season, though statewide deer harvest numbers are up. Statewide, 147,000 deer were killed in all of the 2017-2018 archery and firearm seasons, three thousand more deer than were harvested in the 2016-2017 season. Locally, in ...Read more

Grundy County Death

Grundy County Authorities are investigating the death of a Sandwich Man.  The Grundy County Coroner says 18 year old Bladimir Ortega was brought to the Morris Hospital by a friend early yesterday morning.  After Ortega was placed in a wheelchair by hospital staff, authorities say the ...Read more

Lee County Plane Crash

Two people were injured when their plane crashed on a river in Lee County yesterday. Illinois State Police say a small aircraft crashed around 12:30 Saturday afternoon near Grand Detour.   State Police say the plane struck some power lines, and came to rest on ice on the Rock River.  Police ...Read more

DeKalb High School on Soft Lock Down Friday Morning

DEKALB – In a notice sent to parents from DeKalb High School this morning, Principal James Horne advised of a situation involving a student with a possible weapon. It was reported that at 7:40 Friday morning a weapon may have been seen on a bus and brought into the school. The school was ...Read more

Sharing of Law Enforcement Resources Proposed

LASALLE – In a move the organizers stated as unprecedented, the Mayors and Police Chiefs of LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Spring Valley announced yesterday a proposed sharing of law enforcement resources. The possibility of some type of official coalition was suggested in light of ...Read more

Area Police Departments Explore Cooperation

LASALLE – In a press conference Thursday area police departments announced that they are exploring the potential to combine resources in an effort reduce costs and provide greater services to residents. The four cities, LaSalle, Peru, Oglesby and Spring Valley each were present to present ...Read more

Tri-Dent Arrests Mendota Woman on Heroin Charge

MENDOTA – An investigation into alleged heroin activity in Mendota has led to a 49 year-old woman being arrested on a warrant obtained by the LaSalle County States Attorneys’ Office. According to Tri-Dent, Samantha E. Sprowls of Mendota was charged with a class 2 felony for Unlawful ...Read more

Ottawa Man Arrested For Heroin

OTTAWA – A 24 year-old Ottawa man is in the LaSalle County Jail after police say he sold heroin. According to the Ottawa Police Department, 24 year-old Danzell C. Kornegay allegedly sold less than one gram last September. He was arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony delivery of a ...Read more