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Streator man arrested on burglary complaint of stolen cigarettes

Joseph Heilman, 44, Streator, was arrested on a complaint of burglary after a resident on the 900 block of South Bloomington Street reported someone entered their garage and stole a pack of cigarettes, then left the area.

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-06-18 00:00:00

Man dead from skydiving accident identified

According to the LaSalle County Coroner, the man was 68 year-old Reginald Hurlbut, of British Columbia, Canada.

CENTRAL ILLINOIS PROUD - 2018-06-18 15:59:30

Bureau County Grand Jury hands down indictments

PRINCETON — The following cases were brought before the Bureau County Grand Jury this month, according to Bureau County State’s Attorney’s Office.Akhari J. Young, 20, of San Jose, Calif., was indicted on the Class 1 felony charge of unlawful possession with intent to deliver cannabis. He is accused

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-06-18 13:00:00

Utica fire, EMS search for and find man

Utica Fire and EMS was called to the station at about 4:15 p.m. today to conduct a ground search. A fire department source revealed the search was for a search for an elderly male.By 4:30 p.m., the man had been located and the search was called off, said fire chief Ben Brown.Wallace, La Salle and Pe

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-06-18 21:27:00

Motorcycle riders collide with car

An Amboy man and women were taken to the hospital Sunday morning after a motorcycle-vs.-car accident at Route 251 and Interstate 80, according to Peru police.Both Steven R. Doege and Carri A. Doege were treated and released, said a spokesman for Illinois Valley Community Hospital.Steven Doege, 49, o

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-06-18 11:53:00

Oglesby: Please be careful what you try to flush

Dave Lourie, general manager of TEST Inc., told the Oglesby City Council on Monday that crews had cleaned out city’s wastewater facilities and found a lot of “rags,” among other items that are impeding operations.

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-06-19 00:34:00

Tonica firefighters put out car blaze on I-39

On arrival firefighters found a car totally involved with fire, Tonica Fire Department reported."All occupants of the vehicle were outside of the car and were not injured. Tonica responded with three vehicles and were assisted with traffic control by the state police, who also investigated the incid

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-06-17 23:42:00

Phone scammer targets at least one area resident

Peru Federal Savings Bank was made aware of a scammer calling area residents this weekend.President Eric J. Heagy said the bank found out about the situation Saturday morning after a customer talked to one of the staff members about the scammer calling and asking for information.The bank customer di

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2018-06-18 16:44:00

Man dies in skydiving accident in LaSalle County

A skydiver died in an accident near Ottawa, Illinois Friday afternoon.LaSalle County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the Skydive Chicago facility just before 5 p.m.When they arrived the found a man dead in a nearby field.The incident was described as a “hard landing,” according to the emergenc


No Foul Play Suspected in Baby's Death North of Seneca

Templeton said in his release that Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators, the sheriff's office, coroner's office, and the LaSalle County State's Attorney's Office are all involved in the investigation.


Gun, clothes to be tested in Streator murder case

Hashim Waite, 24, and Ashanti Roberts, 21, both of Chicago, and Tamil Adams, 16, Dolton, are charged with shooting to death Maria De la Torre, 33, on May 22 outside her Streator home. Waite and Roberts are in the La Salle County Jail; Adams is in the county detention home.


Man dies in apparent skydiving accident

Deputies were dispatched at 4:51 p.m. to Skydive Chicago, 3215 E. 1969th Road, Ottawa, in reference to a skydiving accident.


Chenoa woman killed in car-semi crash on I-55

LEXINGTON — A 25-year-old Chenoa woman was killed Friday evening in a crash involving a car she was driving and a semitrailer truck on southbound Interstate 55 near Lexington, Illinois State Police said.The crash occurred about 6:14 p.m. at milepost 177, state police said.A female passenger in the c


Skydiver Dies After Parachute Fails To Deploy In Illinois

A 68-year-old skydiver died after his the parachute failed to deploy in a facility in rural LaSalle County, Ottawa, Illinois, on Friday.


Streator begins healthy living initiative

"Live Well Streator exists to bring people together to develop solutions that create new possibilities for healthier lives," said Janette Strabala, regional director of operations at Heritage Operations Group and chair of Live Well Streator. "Our purpose is to create a sustainable movement that stre


Peru donates $5,000 to food pantry

Peru City Council this week voted to donate $5,000 to the Illinois Valley Food Pantry for its drive to raise funds to help pay rent for its new building and pay for new coolers. Illinois Valley Food Pantry is $11,000 away from meeting its goal of $40,000 to purchase refrigerators and freezers that w


LaSalle Co. Authorities, State Police Crime Scene Officials Investigating Death of Newborn Child North of Seneca

Templeton said in his release that Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators, the sheriff's office, coroner's office, and the LaSalle County State's Attorney's Office are all involved in the investigation.


Streator residents to vote on council-manager form of government

Circuit Judge Troy Holland reviewed the petition, which was circulated by Larry Thomas, of Streator. Thomas was represented by Ottawa lawyer Kyle Stephens.


Woman Killed in Rural LaSalle Co. Crash Near Mendota

Get the WSPY Newsletter in your inbox every Evening.Authorities say that an 18 year-old Utica woman was killed in a rural LaSalle County crash, southeast of Mendota on Sunday.According to the LaSalle County Coroner's Office and the LaSalle County Sheriff's Office, 18 year-old Taryn Nicole Pakenham o


Fatal crash victim identified as 18-year-old Utica woman

MENDOTA — An 18-year-old Utica woman was identified as a fatal-accident victim on Sunday, La Salle County Sheriff's and Coroner's Office said.Taryn Nicole Pakenham, 18, of Utica was the driver of the car, the offices said.The sheriff's office responded to the accident at 3973 N. 4009th Road, Troy Gr