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‘Sky family’ gathered in Ottawa
Codie Moffet, of Calgreen, Alberta in Canada, also returned to Skydive Chicago for another record attempt.
Ottawa police respond to three overdoses
OTTAWA — Three overdoses from the same batch of heroin were reported this afternoon, Ottawa Police Department said.The department shared the information around 3:30 p.m. on social media.“We are asking anyone to please share this information with any addicts for their safety,” the post said.
HBO filming drama/horror series in La Salle County
Buy NowThe old metal truss bridge over the Vermilion River at Sandy Ford has been chosen for filming of a scene or scenes for the new HBO horror/drama series, “Lovecraft Country.” County Highway 5, also called Sandy Ford Road, will be closed from west of the river eastward to Route 23 on Monday and
One motorcycle rider injured in accident along Interstate 39.
One patient was transported to Illinois Valley Community Hospital with severe injuries, and then was flown by Life Flight helicopter, according to Tonica Fire Department.
Police seized 20 more fake $100s in counterfeit bust
OTTAWA — Police seized about 20 counterfeit notes — $100s bearing the same serial number — in an envelope found in the getaway car, prosecutors revealed Friday.That was enough to hold two Chicago-area men on forgery, the charge typically filed when someone knowingly tries to pass bogus currency.Juli
Rural Ottawa embezzler facing prison
Marshal Martyn, who turns 64 on Sunday, is to be sentenced Friday, Oct. 12 for stealing between $500,000 and $1 million from his La Salle employer, which ran three pipe lining companies — Pipevision, CIPP and Fast Pipe. Martyn remains free on $10,000 cash bond.
BREAKING: Montgomery boy, 11, 'seriously' injured in crash on I-88 Sunday
A preliminary investigation by the State Police shows that three vehicles were slowed down or stopped in traffic in the eastbound lane of I-88 at mile post 123 in Naperville when a semi-truck failed to reduce speed and rear-ended a Nissan that the boy the was a passenger in, according to police. The
Heroin batch causes 3 Ottawa overdoses
Police Chief Brent Roalson said three people consumed heroin around 2:30 p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Deleon Street. All three overdosed, with one leaving the home and collapsing a block away along the street. Police and medics responded, administering Narcan and saving them. They were taken t
Man faces up to 10 years for embezzling from former employer
Marshall Martyn, who turns 64 on Sunday, entered a blind plea to one count of theft ($500,000 to $1 million), a Class 1 felony carrying 4-15 years in prison and with no possibility of probation.
CSO offers children’s activities, serves picnic lunch during Peru event
Peru Citizens Service Organization invites the public to its 85th annual picnic 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday in Centennial Park, in conjunction with the Illinois Valley Rodders car show that starts at 7:30 p.m.What used to be a men’s event on the St. Bede Academy grounds, the CSO picnic has become an event
Emergency Personnel On Scene of Large Crash Near Plano H.S.
Get the WSPY Newsletter in your inbox every Evening.Authorities and emergency personnel are on the scene of a large accident Friday morning not far from Plano High School.Reports from the scene indicate multiple vehicles were involved in the crash near Little Rock Rd. and Abe St. and that authoritie
25-year sentence for drug deal locks up career criminal
OTTAWA — A paroled killer is headed back to prison for up to 25 years after pleading guilty Thursday to selling nearly an ounce of cocaine in a controlled buy.George M. Pozeg, 46, of 62 Blackhawk Spring Drive, Plano entered a blind plea to one count of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance (co
Is a suspect talking in Streator felony murder case?
OTTAWA — Did prosecutors get one of the Streator murder suspects to flip? There are signs now that somebody cut a deal.Thursday, murder suspects Hashim Waite, Ashanti Roberts and Tamil Adams all appeared in court for a seemingly uneventful hearing. Lawyers for each advised Chief Judge H. Chris Ryan
PHOTO: Ottawa canal not filled just yet
The Illinois & Michigan Canal in Ottawa held water on Friday, but not the kind that's expected to be flowing in the coming months. The canal held rainwater that had fallen on Thursday. Arnie Bandstra, president of the Ottawa Canal Association, said future work has been put out to bid for a full seal
Morris Woman Dies In I-55 Crash | 1340 WJOL
The Will County Coroner has identified the woman killed on I-55 near Shorewood on Thursday morning. Fifty-four year old Linda Reynolds of Morris was pronounced dead at the scene following a two vehicle crash. The crash occurred at mile marker 254 after 1 a.m. Reynolds was driving southbound on I-55
HBO crew coming to Leonore area to film segment
LEONORE — To accommodate filming for a segment of the HBO series “Lovecraft Country,” a portion of Sandy Ford Road (County Highway 5) will be closed 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, according to La Salle County Sheriff's Office.
Airbags deploy in accident on Interstate 39
TONICA — Airbags deployed, helping to reduce the chance of serious injury when a car went into the center median of Interstate 39 near the Tonica exit at about 2:27 p.m. Thursday, according to Tonica Volunteer Fire Department. The vehicle had front- and back-end damage, and another vehicle sustained
Ottawa still recovering from severe storms
OTTAWA — Almost a year and a half after the storms and tornadoes blew through the Illinois Valley, repair work on some damaged streets was beginning.The Ottawa City Council last week awarded Advanced Asphalt the contact for the street resurfacing project. The city previously had received a grant fro
Collapsing home closes road in Marseilles
Mayor Jim Hollenbeck, who also serves as assistant fire chief, was notified the west wall of the building had fallen over during the evening's council meeting.
3 indicted in Streator killing
A La Salle County grand jury returned indictments against 24-year-old Hashim Waite and 21-year-old Ashanti Roberts, both of Chicago, as well as 17-year-old Tamil Adams of Dolton. Each is charged with one count of first-degree murder (base range: 20-60 years in prison) and is being held on $2 million