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Crews battle grass fire in Bureau County

SPRING VALLEY – A grass fire in a ditch in Bureau County Monday afternoon was battled by four fire departments. Around 2:45 PM the Spring Valley Fire Department was called to the scene of multiple blazes spread along a mile of the road known as Marquette Bottom Road. Ladd, Peru and Depue ...Read more

Pedestrian struck; killed by car in Sterling

  STERLING – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car in Whiteside County on Sunday night. The Sterling Police Department say the individual was struck around 10:15 PM by a vehicle driven by a 23-year-old Sterling man in the 1800 Block of West Lincolnway. Authorities say the ...Read more

Ottawa woman identified in apartment fire

  OTTAWA – An Ottawa woman is dead as a result of an apartment fire in Ottawa, according to the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office. Coroner Richard Ploch says, 39-year-old Rendelle Farrell of Ottawa died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide intoxication as a result of the March ...Read more