Local Headlines


Area Unemployment Lowest Since 2006

OTTAWA – Area unemployment rates were down to close out 2017 according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security to lowest rates since 2006. Livingston County remains the lowest with just 4.0%, followed by Putnam at 4.7%. LaSalle County dropped to 5.5% unemployment and Bureau County ...Read more


Missing Spring Valley Teen Found Dead

SPRING VALLEY – A teen who had been reported missing since January 23rd has been found dead south of Granville. On Saturday afternoon the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a body found in a ditch. Sunday evening, the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office identified the ...Read more


Streator Man Arrested Thursday on Heroin Charge

STREATOR – A Tri-Dent investigation led to the arrest of Streator man for Heroin. In a release by the Tri- County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team, 30 year-old Leodis Jordan III was arrested for two counts of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance after allegedly delivering over one ...Read more


Body Discovered South of Granville

GRANVILLE – A body was found Saturday afternoon south of Granville according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Around 1 PM the coroner was called and an investigation began at the location along County Highway 805 North. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Spring Valley ...Read more


Dental Clinics Return to IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s Dental Assisting Program is once again offering dental clinics to IVCC students, staff and the community. Screening days are Friday, Feb. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and patients will receive a comprehensive exam and cavity-detecting X-rays. ...Read more


Woman Seriously Injured In Fall From Bucket Truck

MENDOTA – A woman who fell from a bucket truck in Mendota Friday afternoon has been airlifted to a Rockford Hospital. According to the Mendota Fire Department, around 3:45 a call came in for a person who had fallen 10-12 feet near the intersection of Jefferson and Illinois. Upon arrival to ...Read more


Spring Valley Teen Missing

SPRING VALLEY – The Spring Valley Police Department is seeking the publics help in locating a missing teen. In a release today they say they are looking for 16 year old Diamond M. Bradley, who is 5 foot tall, 100 pounds and has dark hair that has been dyed red. She was last seen on ...Read more


Handgun Incident at Streator High School

STREATOR – A handgun was brought into Streator High School on Wednesday but no injuries were reported and the gun was not fired.  According to a letter from Superintendent Matt Seaton yesterday, an investigation began on Wednesday after receiving a tip that a handgun was being carried by a ...Read more