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Leland Man Arrested For Heroin, Cocaine

LELAND – A Leland man was arrested after being stopped for allegedly speeding late Thursday night. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Jeffery M. Heth was stopped for speeding in southern DeKalb County when the deputy initiated a search of the vehicle after ...Read more


No Injuries in Smokey Early Friday Morning Fire

STREATOR – An early Friday morning fire filled a single family home with smoke in Streator. Working alarms in the home woke the residents to the danger as smoke filled the 2-story dwelling in the 500 block of South Vermillion Street. The Streator Fire Department was called after 3 AM and ...Read more


Opportunity Zone Designated in Streator

STREATOR – A special tax zone created to spur business has been designated in Streator. Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Jimmie Lansford announced that an ‘Opportunity Zone’ could bring new businesses to the city. It would be an area stretching from Otter Creek Street to ...Read more


Splash Pad Opens Friday in Streator

STREATOR – The newest addition to Streator City Park opens Friday with a ceremony at 9 AM. The northeast side of the park will now feature ‘Paul’s Pad’, a splash pad named after Paul E. Dieken. The construction was made possible by a donation from the Dieken Family ...Read more


Woman Killed Tuesday Identified

STREATOR – The Streator woman who was shot and killed in the 200 block of 9th street has been identified.   According to the LaSalle County Coroners Office 33-year-old Maria M De la Torre was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital in Streator.   In a statement Wednesday morning, ...Read more


3 in Custody After Woman Shot Dead in Streator

STREATOR – A woman was shot and killed in Streator and three suspects are in custody after a high speed chase across two counties. According to Streator Police Chief Kurt Pastirik, before 9 PM Tuesday they were called to the 200 block of West 9th Street for shots fired. The 33-year-old ...Read more


Woman Killed in Shooting Tuesday Night in Streator

STREATOR – The Illinois State Police and Streator Police Department are investigating a deadly shooting Tuesday evening. According to the Streator Police Department around 9 PM they were called to the 200 block of 9th Street for a report of a 33-year-old woman being shot. She was taken to ...Read more


Sports Facility Proposed for Princeton

PRINCETON – The Princeton City Council issued a permit to a group to construct an outdoor sports complex in the city Monday night. The proposed outdoor multi-sports complex would be built at Logistics Park on 29 acres, according to Mayor Joel Quiram. It would be designed to host tournaments ...Read more


Area Libraries Share Grant Money For Improvements

DEPUE – A new roof is on the way for the library in DePue and easier access is coming to the Toluca library. State librarian and Secretary of State Jesse White announced Tuesday that over $700,000 in grants were made available to locations across the state. The Selby Township Library ...Read more