PERU – An Ambulance was involved in a collision Thursday evening in downtown Peru. A eastbound Peru Ambulance and vehicle collided at the intersection of Peoria Street and US Route 6, blocking the road for about an hour. Multiple people were taken from the scene, but the number and the ...Read more
LASALLE – A traffic stop for a moving violation on a semi-tractor trailer on Wednesday evening led to the discovery of heroin and the arrest of the driver. The Illinois State Police say they stopped a southbound truck on I-39 just past the I-80 Interchange for a moving violation and during ...Read more
OTTAWA – Four area communities will be receiving grants totaling over $3.4 million from FEMA to help limit damage caused by future floods. The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants were issued for flood wall construction in Depue, Marseilles, Ottawa and Peru.
In Ottawa, $1.1 million was awarded to ...Read more
MENDOTA – An investigation into the car theft that occurred on Tuesday is ongoing as Peoria authorities announced that the vehicle had sustained gunfire damage. Mendota Police were notified early on Tuesday that a vehicle was stolen from a business near the I-39 interchange. The ...Read more
BLOOMINGTON – In the latest yearly survey of prices for farmland across the state, little to no change has occurred. That’s according to the 2018 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Report released last week. Northern Illinois ground values were down 1-2 percent to around ...Read more
State Police say that the Whiteside County State’s Attorney has their investigative report on the Rock Falls Police shooting of a Sterling man after an attempted traffic stop. State Police say the report contains dash cam videos, witness statements, officer statements, autopsy, toxicology ...Read more
The Lee County Sheriff’s Department has released the names of the two people killed when their car crashed into a semi truck in southern Lee County. Authorities say the driver of the car, 23 year old Ryan D. Lishman, of Rockford, and a passenger in his car, his aunt, 37 year old Venus V. ...Read more
DECATUR – One person was killed downstate when a bus lost control and struck a motorist who previously had slid off a snowy interstate. State Police say a 63-year-old Springfield woman exited her car after her car, and two other vehicles, had all slid into the median on I-72 Saturday ...Read more
DIXON – Two people were killed in a two vehicle crash last night in Lee County. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a 65 year old Shabbona man was driving a semi on Route 30 when a car drove into his lane and collided with his truck.
Authorities say the driver and ...Read more
OGLESBY- A Chuckin’ Chick’n Challenge, Doughnuts for Dough, Bucks for Baskets and Slime Challenge are among the highlights of the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation’s second annual Giving Day from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in the gym.
All proceeds will benefit the ...Read more