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No injuries in Friday Washington Street fire

STREATOR – No injuries were reported after a friday night fire in Streator. According to the Streator Fire Department, they were called to the 100 block of Washington Street for an electrical fire in the ceiling of

Officials warn of Dentistry Board scam calls

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State regulators are warning consumers about a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be from the Illinois Board of Dentistry. Officials with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation say the

Riverton police officer charged with head-butting suspect

RIVERTON, Ill. (The State Journal-Register) — A central Illinois police department has been charged with felony aggravated battery and official misconduct after he allegedly head-butted a drunken driving suspect earlier this month. Riverton Police Officer Grant D.

Weger freed after 59 years

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (Chicago Tribune) — An 80-year-old man has been freed after spending nearly 60 years in prison following his 1961 conviction in the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women who were bludgeoned to death

Streator Fire Dept. gets equipment upgrades

STREATOR – Streator’s Fire Department will be purchasing a self-contained breathing apparatus, through grant funds received last year. In September, the Illinois Department of Homeland Security awarded Streator’s Fire Department with just over $143,600 for 20 breathing

SHS annual Winter Choir Concert is Thursday

STREATOR – Streator High School’s choir groups will be putting on a Folk themed Winter Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The concert and choir groups will sing an array of folk songs from different counties in

90 years since Streator-native discovered Pluto

STREATOR – February 18th is Pluto Day, celebrating its existence and the Streator-native who discovered it. Today marks 90 years since Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet in 1930 at Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Tombaugh was born in

Newark man dies in single vehicle accident

OTTAWA – A man killed as a result of a single-vehicle accident near Millington has been identified. The LaSalle County Coroner on Tuesday said that 49-year-old William W. Davis, of Newark, is dead after a single-vehicle crash

CVS property in Peru to be a car wash

  PERU – Property located behind CVS in Peru will soon be a car wash. At Monday nights city council meeting, Chairmen of Finance and Safety Service, Mike Radkte announces that Peru received over $538,000 for the

IVCC Regional Academic Challenge Winners Announced

OGLESBY – La Salle-Peru High School, Seneca High School and St. Bede Academy each won their respective team divisions at the Feb. 7 Illinois Valley Community College Regional Academic Challenge sponsored by Eastern Illinois University. LP won