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Rash of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Streator

STREATOR – An increase in the number of vehicles being stolen in Streator have police urging residents to keep vigilant. Chief Kurt Pastirik said that since October ten vehicles have been taken. In all of the thefts, the keys were inside unlocked vehicles. The Streator Police Department ...Read more

Two Arrested in Interstate Egg Throwing Incident

LASALLE – Two men were arrested Friday after allegedly throwing eggs off of an overpass along Interstate 80. According to the Illinois State Police, troopers were called in response to person who had sustained damage to their vehicle from an egg dropped from an overpass. During the ...Read more

Gas Pipeline Explodes Near Dixon, 2 Dead

NACHUSA – Two are dead and two injured after a natural gas pipeline explosion that sent flames and dark smoke into the air. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department says the explosion happened about 9 a.m. Tuesday on a farm near Nachusa. According to the Lee County Coroner two had died at ...Read more

Man Dies In Streator Shooting

Streator, Illinois  – An 18 year old man died in Streator after being shot Sunday.  Streator Police say they were called shortly before eight Sunday morning to the 400 block of North Sterling Street to a report of someone being shot.  Upon their arrival, police found an 18 year old man ...Read more

Downtown Mendota Fire Wednesday

MENDOTA – A fire in the 700 block of Illinois Ave in Mendota closed city streets downtown Wednesday. At 12:30 PM a call came in for smoke in an upstairs dwelling. Area departments responded with mutual aid within 45 minutes the fire was extinguished. According to responders at the ...Read more

One Dead After Chicago Street Fire in Streator

STREATOR – One man has died following a fire early Tuesday morning in the 300 block of Chicago Street in Streator. The Streator Fire Department received a call around 2:45 AM and while enroute, they were notified that the resident was likely inside the structure. Firefighters immediately ...Read more