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Dekalb Man Dies in Head on Collision

DEKALB – A Dekalb County man is dead, after being ejected from his SUV. Dekalb Sheriffs and Sycamore EMS were called shortly before 6 AM Saturday for a reported head on collision on First Street. 30-year-old Dominique

Vandals Damage Park Bathrooms

COMPTON – The two parks in the village of Compton were damaged over the weekend and have caused the bathrooms to be closed.    Officials locked the facilities until repairs could be made, but going forward they

Canadian Man Dies Skydiving Near Ottawa

OTTAWA – A Canadian man has died after a skydiving accident near Ottawa on Friday.   According to the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office 68-year-old Reginald C. Hurlbut of British Columbia was pronounced dead at Skydive Chicago.  The incident

LaSalle County Health Department Encourages Immunization

OTTAWA – The Lasalle County Health Department is encouraging parents to complete all of their children’s school health care requirements and recommendations. Vaccines help prevent serious diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, pertussis (whooping cough), as well as some

25 Year Old Dies in Traffic Accident

LEXINGTON – A Livingston County mother is dead, and her infant daughter injured in a two vehicle crash near Lexington.    McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis says they received a call of a vehicle fatality on I-55

Peoria man killed in auto race in Canada

BOWMANVILLE, Ont. (AP) — The president of two Peoria automobile dealerships is dead after he lost control of his race car and crashed during a race at a track in Canada. Durham Regional Police say the crash

Governor Speaks at Freedom Run

MARSEILLES – The 16th Annual Illinois Freedom Run was Saturday from Morris to Marseilles to honor those lives lost in the Middle East and hundreds of motorcyclists were in attendance. Joining in the ceremonies at the Middle

Skydiver Killed Near Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — A 68-year-old skydiver has been killed after his parachute apparently failed to open over a field in LaSalle County. Authorities say the man hit the ground about 5 p.m. Friday near Ottawa.  He

Freedom Fest This Weekend

MARSEILLES – Saturday Marseilles will come alive with the sound of motorcycles as they kick off the 16th annual freedom run to honor veterans. The celebration begins at 6 a.m. where motorcycles will be lined up at

Earlville Teen Part of Illinois FFA History

SPRINGFIELD–An Earlville teen was part of the all-female FFA Illinois State Officer Team that was elected Thursday at the 90th annual Illinois State Convention. Miriam Hoffman was elected to serve the next year as Secretary. This marks

Heflebower Scholarship to Streator Nursing Student

OGLESBY – Anne Baker presents the 2018 Dolores “Dee” Heflebower Memorial Nursing Scholarship to Jonathon Bourell of Streator.  The award is supported by an Illinois Valley Community Hospital Foundation fund established by Baker and her husband, the

Kentucky attorney general files sixth opioid lawsuit

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general has filed a sixth lawsuit against a pharmaceutical company for deceptive marketing of opioid-based painkillers. Andy Beshear announced on Thursday that he has filed a lawsuit against Walgreens in

Speaker seeks officer to combat sexual harassment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he will hire a human resources director and officer for equal employment opportunity and affirmative action to combat sexual harassment. In a statement, it was announced Madigan

Somonauk Man Injured in DeKalb County Crash

HINCKLEY – A man was seriously injured after a single vehicle accident that sent his car through the air into a power pole before landing in a creek. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Tuesday afternoon

Danville Man shot by Police

DANVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say police officers in eastern Illinois fatally shot a man when he didn’t drop a gun after they stopped his vehicle. The (Danville) Commercial-News reports the shooting happened about 2 a.m. Tuesday

Congressional Republicans oppose Blagojevich clemency

CHICAGO (AP) — The Republicans in Illinois’ congressional delegation are asking President Trump not to grant former Gov. Rod Blagojevich clemency. Trump has said he is considering commuting the Democrat’s sentence for corruption. Blagojevich has served about

One Solar Farm Approved Out of Three

OTTAWA – Petitions for solar farms were on the agenda at the LaSalle County Board meeting Monday afternoon with only one winning approval.  The construction of three solar farms were discussed and voted for with special conditions for

Princeton Police Investigate Saturday Robbery

PRINCETON – A robbery Saturday afternoon in Princeton is being investigated by authorities. Princeton Police were called to the 600 block of North Main Street for a report of an armed robbery. According to the police, witnesses

One Killed in Rural LaSalle County Crash

MENDOTA – A teen from Utica was killed after an apparent single vehicle crash Sunday morning outside of Mendota.   Authorities were called Sunday morning to an intersection near North 3973rd and North 4009th Road for a

Streator City Council to Tour Trail Project

STREATOR – The Vermillion Trail project along the river will get a visit from the City Council on Tuesday.   A tour from the city contractor responsible for the Greenway Project will be taking suggestions from the

Double Homicide in Bloomington Sunday

BLOOMINGTON – Two people are dead and two others are injured after a shooting in Bloomington early Sunday morning. According to the Bloomington Police Department, around 1 AM they were called to the 1200 block of Orchard

OSF Launches Teen Volunteer Program

OTTAWA – A new volunteer program with OSF Healthcare is making it possible for teens to work in the hospital setting. Teens who are currently in 8th grade through senior year can work closely with patients at

BBB Warns of Fake Taco Fest

CHICAGO – The Better Business Bureau is alerting consumers about tickets that were sold for an allegedly fake festival. Taco Fest Chicago reportedly advertised free parking, entertainment and claimed a wide variety of taco vendors and food

Rauner signs bill responding to Equifax hack

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a measure that will prevent consumer reporting agencies from charging people for protecting their credit reports. The governor signed the plan into law Friday. Companies can no longer

New Band Director at LP

LASALLE- LaSalle-Peru High School announced the hire of a new band director.   During the Board meeting Thursday it was announced they chose Paula Tuttle to take over the role.   Tuttle holds both a bachelors and masters degree