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Wednesday House Fire in Oglesby

  OGLESBY – A fire in the 100 block of Claret Knoll Ave significantly damaged a home and an attached garage Wednesday.   Before noon Oglesby fire was called to the scene of a structure fire.   Multiple area departments responded, including Tonica, LaSalle, Peru and Utica.   No ...Read more

Splash Field Grand Opening

PERU – The Splash Field opening ceremony was a grand slam at Washington Park Monday evening. City Officials and Morgan Happ, wife of J.A. Happ, cut the ribbon to the handicapped-friendly water park, letting in crowds of eager parents and children. Morgan shared how she and J.A, ...Read more

Shared Police Committee Talks Joint Location

PERU – The Lasalle Peru and Oglesby Shared Police Service Committee met to discuss possible plans for a shared service location yesterday in Peru. Four locations are proposed for the shared police station, however some officials are worried about the expenditure and getting the ...Read more

Streator Firefighters Rescue Dogs in House Fire

STREATOR – Three dogs were rescued in a house fire in Streator Tuesday morning. According to the Streator Fire Department, they were called after 5 a.m. to the 200 block of Joyce Street for a fire on the exterior of the home. Firefighters found no human occupants, but found three dogs in ...Read more

Angela Bosi Receives 2018 Greening Scholarship

OGLESBY – Angela Bosi of Peru is the 2018 winner of the Carol Greening Memorial Nursing Scholarship administered by the Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation. Greening was an IVCH nurse manager who died in 2000. The scholarship was established by her husband, the late Ken Greening. ...Read more

Rainfall Affects Crops in Lasalle County

OTTAWA – In the past few weeks Lasalle County has seen plenty of rain and with some areas that have experienced flooding, more damage will be seen for crops.   According to President of the Lasalle County Farm Bureau, David Isermann, rainfall has delayed processes like spraying ...Read more

Body Found Near Utica; Death Not Suspicious

UTICA – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office and the Coroner are investigating a person found deceased at a business near Utica.    According to the Sheriff’s Department, around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning they were called to the 3000 block of East 8th Road for a person found dead.   No ...Read more

3 Arrested After Police Pursuit in Mendota

MENDOTA – Three suburban Chicago residents were arrested after an early Saturday morning police pursuit.  Mendota Police say they attempted to stop a speeding vehicle in the 200 block of Cherry Street around 3:20 in the morning.  The vehicle didn’t stop and continued down E. 3rd ...Read more