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Rural Mendota Home Burns Monday Night

MENDOTA – A rural Mendota home was severely damaged after a Monday night house fire. Around 10 PM Mendota and Troy Grove Fire were called to the scene in the 3900 block of East 3rd Road for

Study on Peru Public Pool Costs to Begin

PERU – The city of Peru announced a feasibility study will begin regarding a public pool. Representatives from Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates spoke to the council on Monday night about the study that will look at what a

No Decision This Year on County Pot Sales

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board will wait to act on approving or rejecting the sale of cannabis on unincorporated areas until January. The Zoning Board of Appeals had previously recommended that the County Board prohibit any sale

State’s Attorneys rest their case in Cusick trial

OTTAWA – Prosecution rested their case against a former Ottawa fireman accused of drowning his wife. The LaSalle County State’s Attorneys claim 52-year-old Kenneth Cusick is guilty of first degree murder for allegedly drowning his wife Tracy,

Cusick Trial Moves Ahead

OTTAWA – A Forensic Toxicologist takes the stand Monday to testify for prosecution in the murder trial of a former Ottawa Fireman. 52-year-old Kenneth Cusick is accused of drowning his wife, Tracy in a toilet in 2006.

Inmate Captured After Grundy County Escape

MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities said an inmate that escaped from the Grundy county jail while helping deliver meals has been captured. The Sheriff’s office says 34-year-old Andrew J. Viles walked out of the jail in Morris

Pets Rescued After Saturday Streator Fire

STREATOR – Pets were rescued Saturday after a house fire in Streator significantly damaged a home.  According to the Streator Fire Department they were called around 10 AM to a home in the 900 block of Maple

Ottawa Man Charged After Tri-Dent Investigation

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man is charged in connection to an investigation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team on Thursday. 29-year-old Charles A. Bishop is charged with Unlawful Delivery of over one gram of purported heroin after a

Wreaths Across America to Visit Area

MARSEILLES IL (AP) — A caravan of trucks is making its way from Maine to Washington D.C. for a special journey, including one in North Central Illinois.  The trucks contain thousands of wreaths made in Maine —