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DeKalb man charged in drug deal gone bad in downtown La Salle
A DeKalb man is accused of wielding a knife and stealing cannabis from another man in a drug deal gone wrong in downtown La Salle.Dontaye V. Bradley, 23, of 287 Bent Grass Circle, DeKalb was arrested Wednesday by DeKalb police for the incident, which happened at 1:59 a.m. June 2 at Canal and Marquet
Video gambling leads to Spring Valley's 17th liquor license
Spring Valley will add another on-premises consumption liquor license to accommodate the Shell gas station’s request to add video gaming machines.Lower electrical rates coming?Spring Valley could see lower energy rates. Because the city is part of a municipal aggregation program, the council gets to
Yorkville Man Dies in Apparent Drowning Incident
The Kendall County Coroner's Office says a Yorkville man died in a suspected drowning incident in Yorkville, earlier this week.According to the coroner's office, 67 year-old Michael Campbell of Gawne Ln. in Yorkville is the deceased.
Resident should take caution on Illinois River
Illinois officials are monitoring water conditions on the Illinois River primarily in a stretch from Morris to Lacon, which includes Marseilles, Ottawa, Utica and La Salle-Peru.
John's North Star announces closing on Facebook
A long-established La Salle restaurant that reopened a little over a year ago will close soon, according to an announcement Friday on the John's North Star Facebook page."Unfortunately, due to business being less than expected we have made the tough decision to close July 2nd. July 1st will be our l
Man charged with bilking his La Salle employer
Phillip L. Guerrero, 42, posted $2,000 cash bond Thursday at the La Salle County Jail and was released. Guerrero was listed with an Ottawa address, but was previously listed in McNabb.
Midweek magic show among Ottawa Rec programs
Ottawa Recreation’s fourth week of summer activities will feature the Rob Thompson Magic Show from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 27, in the Central Intermediate School cafetorium. The event is free to all attendees. Supervisors will meet at their parks and walk or wait until bus transportation ar
Police arrest five in Streator drug operation
STREATOR — Five people were arrested in an investigation Tuesday following a controlled drug purchase operation conducted by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team and Streator police.TRI-DENT and Streator police conducted the operation at a residence at 202 W. 10 th St., Streator, where sus
Second crash in 3 days occurs on new SV bridge
Motorists need to realize the new Spring Valley bridge still is a construction zone, and they need to slow down and stay alert.That was part of the message this morning from Spring Valley fire chief Todd Bogatitus, after the second multiple-vehicle accident in the four days since the new Illinois Va
Ask The Times: Ottawa High closure
Q. Why is Ottawa High School closed Thursday, June 21, and Friday, June 22?A.Construction crews will be removing and installing rooftop HVAC units. The building will reopen Monday, June 25.
Teen Shows Gun At Park In Reported Robbery: Oswego Police
OSWEGO, IL — Oswego Police officials are investigating after a possible armed robbery was reported at Hudson Crossing Park at 7:07 p.m., June 19. Police say that's where a 16-year-old black male suspect displayed a black handgun before he and another suspect ran. According to the police report, the
In your words: Comments of the Week
"'Rags' is a generalized term for the items found stuck to the walls floors and pipes of a wastewater digester. Most of the time the 'rags' are made up of mostly cotton fibers from improper disposal of sanitary items. People think it’s harmless to flush these items, but unfortunately over time these
Unemployment down in most areas, up in Putnam County
Unemployment rates decreased over-the-year in May in all of Illinois’s metropolitan areas, according to preliminary data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Data also show nonfarm jobs increased in eleven of the metropolitan ar
La Salle man arrested in undercover cocaine bust
Police said Jordan A. Reynolds, 23, of La Salle, sold about 7 grams of cocaine to an undercover agent during a controlled purchase in the 1200 block of Second Street in La Salle.
Squirrels are a common cause of power outages and here’s why
Bushy-tailed, nut-hoarding rodents are the most common culprit behind lost power for our region, according to the American Public Power Association, and the second most common cause nationwide.
Man “doing well” after high-angle rescue at Hennepin power plant
The employee stuck in an elevator outside a smoke stack at the Hennepin Power Plant is “doing well,” a spokesperson for Dynegy said.“I received an update that the employee is out of the elevator and doing well. All emergency responders have left the site,“ said Meranda Cohn, spokesperson, at 5:29 p.
Area man, 30, charged with sexual assault of 10-year-old girl
A La Salle man is charged with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault for allegedly assaulting a 10-year-old girl several times over the past year in La Salle.Christopher M. Williams, 30, was arrested on a warrant Monday night after Ottawa police found Williams in the 100 block of East Nor
5 arrested in Streator drug bust
Following the purchase, a vehicle driven by Brittany N. Savage, 26, Wenona, and occupied by Eric S. Gholson, 35, Wenona, left the residence.
Man facing sex charges after Ottawa arrest
Christopher M. Williams, 30, was arrested Monday by Ottawa police on a warrant for four counts of sexually assaulting a child March 1 in La Salle. He was taken to the county jail, needing $100,000 cash for bond. The public defender is representing him. La Salle police handled the investigation into
Streator Fire extinguishes fire in vacant home
An investigation is ongoing into the cause and origin of a fire reported in a vacant home after midnight this morning in Streator.Streator Fire Department was dispatched to 1104 Arthur St. at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday, arrived in less than four minutes and found heavy smoke evident from the entire home a