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Jar of Olives Damages Church

SOMONAUK – The Dekalb County Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in finding out who damaged a church in Somonauk. In mid-December police were notified that a stained glass window was broken at St John’s Lutheran Church in the 200 block of Green Street. During the investigation ...Read more

Illinois Valley Food Pantry Moves to New Location

LASALLE – The Illinois Valley Food Pantry has moved to 122 Wright St in LaSalle.   Donna Hess, the executive director, said that they had outgrown their old location they have had for the last 14 years.   The pantry will continue to serve the community, remaining open the same days of ...Read more

Streator Police Investigating Hit & Runs

STREATOR- The Streator Police need the public’s help in to two separate hit and run incidents. They are seeking help in identifying these vehicles and their owners. Anyone having information, please contact the Streator Police Department at (815) 672-3111 or (815) 844-0911, the Streator Crime ...Read more

Park Survey to be Conducted in Streator

STREATOR – A random sampling of Streator residents taken online via a mailed postcard invitation will be used to help guide the community leaders in how best to use open space and parks.  The Streator City Council recently created a new Parks & Open Spaces Board to advise them on ...Read more

I-80 Fatal Accident

State Police say one person has died in a Friday afternoon accident on I-80 in Grundy County.  Police say a Chrysler Mini Van crashed into a box truck that had come to a stop because of traffic near Ridge Road.  The driver of the minivan was pronounced dead at the scene, and the driver’s ...Read more

Car Hauler Fire Causes Mess on I-80

SPRING VALLEY – A semi tractor trailer hauling cars caused backups and a slippery mess along interstate 80 Thursday morning after it caught fire. Around 6 AM Spring Valley, Ladd, Cherry and Peru fire departments responded to a call of a trailer on fire on the westbound shoulder at the ...Read more

I-39 Accident injures 2

Slick roads are blamed for a car and semi truck crash this morning.  According to Illinois State Police, around 10 o’clock Wednesday morning, 28 year old Imran Y. Umar, of Chicago, was driving his 2018 Subaru Legacy on I-39 between Tonica and Oglesby when he lost control of his car due to ...Read more