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A Micro Food Pantry is Coming to Earlville!

EARLVILLE – A micro food pantry is making its way to Earlville on Tuesday! Jeff Eberhard, the creator of over 30 micro food pantries across, LaSalle, Grundy Will and Cook county, will be placing his 38th micro

New MRI at IVCH

PERU – The modular structure that will be the home of the new MRI unit at Illinois Valley Community Hospital was lifted into place on Thursday, November 15th. The 40-ton addition to the hospital’s diagnostic imaging department

IVCC Hosts Event for Managing Stress

Illinois Valley Community College hosts “Coping Strategies for Managing Stress, Holidays, and Finals!” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Room CTC125. Participants will enjoy a relaxing hour of mindfulness activities. These awareness techniques may

Fatal Crash Monday Morning in Streator

STREATOR – A 60-year Streator man has died after a traffic crash Monday morning. Around 8 a.m. Streator Police were called to a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Park and Bridge St. The man, whose identity

School district administrator accused of eavesdropping

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Eavesdropping charges have been filed against a central Illinois schools administrator who allegedly planned to secretly record a closed session of the school board. The News-Gazette reports Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz

Illinois EPA unveils online tutorial about recycling

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has set up an online guide to answer consumers’ questions about recycling. IEPA Director Alec Messina announced the Recycle Illinois webpage Thursday as part of America Recycles Day

Two Vehicle Accident Sends Two to Hospital

  LELAND – A two vehicle accident Friday afternoon sent both drivers to the hospital. Authorities state that 47-year-old David Underhill, of Ottawa, was just east of Leland on US Route 34 in Adams Township when he

LaSalle Man Charged in Trident Arrest

LASALLE – A man was charged and arrested in LaSalle after a Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Investigation. According to Tri-DENT, on Thursday, they and LaSalle Police and County Sheriffs arrested 36-year-old Cordell L. Irons of LaSalle,

Streator Announces Phone System Update

STREATOR – Streator announced at its Thursday City Council meeting that the city is replacing and upgrading its telephone systems. Council members said that the upgrade will save the city over ten thousand dollars annually, as the

Celebration of Lights Opens Friday Night

LASALLE – A holiday favorite is back, the City of LaSalle presents the Celebration of Lights opening this evening at Rotary Park. Over 300 holiday displays will be brilliantly lit that you can drive through and enjoy,

Mendota Man Arrested On Heroin Charges

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department reportedly discovered drugs on a person they spoke with who was on a bicycle Thursday.   In a release by the department, they say with information provided by the Tri-County Drug

Another Tri-DENT Raid Brings Heroin Charges

STREATOR – A Streator man was arrested after a Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team Investigation. According to Tri-DENT, on Wednesday morning, Streator Police along with Tri-DENT made a warrant arrest for 54-year-old Jim R. Stillwell at his

Mendota Woman Arrested on Drug Charge

MENDOTA – A joint Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team and Mendota Police Department investigation into drug sales has led to the arrest of a Mendota woman.  On Wednesday, according to authorities,  they took 42-year-old Mercedes Hermosillo into custody

Illinois Family Reading Event Thursday Night

CHICAGO – Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is encouraging families to read together for Illinois’ family reading night Thursday. White says that this is a night when families are urged to turn off

Streator Students Win Art Awards

STREATOR – Two Streator students earned funds for their school through an Illinois American Water Art Contest. The “Imagine a Day Without Water” Art Contest brought young artists across the state to participate in depicting what a

Great American Smoke Out Thursday

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department’s Great American Smoke Out event is happening Thursday. The Great American Smoke Out is an event that challenges smokers to quit for at least one day, and is sponsored by

Firearm Deer Season Starts Friday

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Deer Hunting season for muzzle loaders and firearms begins soon. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reminds deer hunters to focus on safety, as firearm deer weekends are the state’s most popular hunting season.

Area Police Searching for Pick-Pocket Suspects

PERU – The Peru Police along with Morris and Shorewood authorities are searching for a couple who are suspected of taking items from victims while they are shopping. According to the Morris Police Department the male allegedly

Social Security Phone Scams on the Rise

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Police Department is warning people about phone scams in the area. According to authorities, scammers are spoofing the Social Security Administration’s 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information. The

Newark Woman Identified as Monday Crash Victim

SHERIDAN – A Newark woman has been identified as the victim after a two vehicle collision involving a semi-tractor trailer and a car Monday. In a release by LaSalle County Coroner William Wujek, 40-year-old Jaime J. Tuttle

Peru Council Discusses Snow; Leaf Removal

PERU – Peru City Council members discussed snow plowing with the onslaught of winter weather at Tuesday night’s regular city council meeting. Council members stated that information regarding the Street Department’s snow plow procedures is listed on