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IVCC Students Build Little Libraries

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Sigma Kappa Delta members installed a Little Free Library, which houses give-and-take books accessible to the public, at Hy-Vee in Peru. SKD is the college’s two-year college English Honor Society which strives to promote English and ...Read more


Ottawa Man Arrested on Heroin Charges

OTTAWA – A traffic stop Sunday led to the arrest of an Ottawa man on heroin charges. According to Ottawa police, a traffic stop in the 500 block of State Street began an investigation and search of a vehicle. A passenger, 47-year-old Levolia Pointer, was arrested and charged with two counts ...Read more


Grants issued for public works

PRINCETON – The North Central Illinois Council of Governments assisted the Villages of DePue and Standard and the Cities of LaSalle and Princeton in receiving over 1.3 million dollars in Community Development Block Grant funds from Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity ...Read more


Sandy Ford Bridge Inspection Begins

STREATOR – The Sandy Ford Bridge Northwest of Streator will be closed from 8:30am – 2:30pm through Friday, May 18th. The LaSalle County Highway Department announced inspection of the bridge will be occurring and no detours will be posted. The aging steel bridge is set for replacement ...Read more


Tri-Dent Makes Fentanyl Arrest

  LASALLE – A LaSalle man is facing felony charges for Fentanyl after a buy/bust operation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team. In a release Tr-Dent announced that 31-year-old Kevin C. Billups was arrested on Thursday afternoon in the 5200 block of Trompeter Road in Peru. ...Read more


FBI: AK-47 wielded by bank robbing pair Friday

OTTAWA – The FBI has released images of the two they suspect as the robbers of a bank in Ottawa on Friday.   A man and a woman appear to be wearing extra clothing to conceal their identities and are seen using a gun described as an AK-47 in images put out by the FBI.  The suspects ...Read more


Reported Robbery at Ottawa Bank

OTTAWA – Police remain on the scene of a bank in the 300 block of East Norris Drive in Ottawa for what authorities have said was a robbery. The incident happened around 10 AM Friday morning and the investigation continues. No information has been released at this time on suspects or what ...Read more


Safe Taken From Gaming Business

STREATOR – A safe was reported missing after an apparent burglary at a gaming business in Streator Thursday. According to the Streator Police Department, they were called to a gaming business in the 100 block of Hickory Street. A safe was allegedly taken sometime during the night when the ...Read more