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OSF finishes 2nd floor renovation

The OSF Center for Health-Streator is preparing to open its second floor April 1 as construction nears the one-year anniversary. Construction began on April 17, 2018, and has been ongoing on the first, second and fourth floors. The third floor is still in use as a doctor’s office.


Illinois Residents May Soon Pay a Tax When It Rains

If you think Illinois had a tax for everything, you're wrong! A new tax is being proposed that will cost you money every time it rains. It's being called the 'rain tax.'. A new tax on rainwater is being proposed in Springfield, according to Illinois State Rep. Allen Skillicorn (R-East Dundee). He is


Streator man arrested for aggravated assault

A Streator man was arrested after allegedly pointing a BB gun at someone late Friday night at the Tou Rest Motel in Peru. Brian E. Northrup, 22, was arrested in Spring Valley on a complaint of aggravated assault.


Bill seeks to increase Illinois’ gas tax to fund road repair

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers are considering a proposal that would raise the state’s gas tax by 19 cents a gallon to pay for transportation infrastructure repairs. The Chicago Tribune reports that Democratic Sen. Martin Sandoval of Chicago introduced the measure last week. It could raise an add


Charges dropped against ‘Empire’ actor Jussie Smollett as part of deal

Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett at a surprise court hearing. The actor, who was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly hiring two men to attack him in a staged hate-crime attack near his Streeterville home in January, has reached a de


BUZZ EXTRA: KFC and Long John Silver's closes in Streator

Streator residents hankering for KFC or Long John Silver's will have to look to neighboring towns. The KFC/Long John Silver's at 1613 N. Bloomington St. closed Tuesday. A sign in the restaurant's window apologized for the inconvenience and thanked customers for their support.


Florida man sentenced to 20 years in prison after traveling to Illinois to have sex with a 13-year-old

ST. LOUIS – A man from Hollywood, Florida has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for traveling across state lines to have sex with a 13-year-old girl in Illinois. Emmanuel D. Abdon, 31, traveled from Florida to Troy, Illinois in January 2018 to have sex with a girl he met on Snapchat. He falsely t


Streator residents express pothole concerns to council

Streator’s pothole problem had more light shed on it at Wednesday’s City Council meeting when residents of Geneske Court used the public comment period to discuss the damage being done to their vehicles.


Man killed in Logan Square was involved in test of Illinois concealed carry law in 2015

CHICAGO — A man found dead over the weekend inside a vehicle in the city’s Logan Square neighborhood was involved in an early test of Illinois’ concealed carry law. The Chicago Tribune reports autopsy performed Monday by the Cook County medical examiner’s office determined 25-year-old Everardo Custo


Illinois State Police To Pass Out Tickets Like Tic Tacs

If you drive on any Illinois road patrolled by the Illinois State police, consider yourself warned. State police have announced they will be passing out tickets "like Tic Tacs."


Lucky Stretch in Illinois: Four Large Prizes Won Since Thursday!

$1,000,000 Powerball Prize Won in Batavia, $150,000 Lucky Day Lotto Prize Won in Worth, $100,000 Prize Won in Chicago, $200,000 Lucky Day Lotto Prize Won in Oak Forest. If you recently purchased a Powerball or Lucky Day Lotto ticket, you may want to check it right away! A gas station in Batavia sold


Wisconsin man stabbed to death in Harrah’s Casino hotel in Joliet; suspect sought

Joliet police are investigating the death of a Wisconsin man who was stabbed Sunday at Harrah’s Casino hotel. Joliet police responded to a call of a fight about 10 p.m. at the hotel, 151 N. Joliet St., and found the victim, Emanuel M. Burgrino, in a hallway. The 75-year-old man, from Hales Corners,


Boy killed by hit-and-run driver in Aurora

An 8-year-old boy was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Aurora, and a police squad car blocking traffic at the scene was hit in a DUI-related crash. Aurora police say the boy was crossing Lake Street (Route 31), near Plum Street, around 7:42 p.m. Monday with his sister and his grandfather. A southbo


Ottawa High School Board: Roger Amm

Family: Wife, Carol; Children, Christine (John) Armstrong, Tyler, Andrew; three grandsons. Occupation: Retired educator of 33 years (One year at Wheaton North High School, and 32 years at Ottawa High School). Currently work part-time at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home.


Roundabout still 'top option' north of Utica

One official from the Illinois Department of Transportation displayed a sense of humor when discussing the proposed Utica roundabout that has drawn plenty of attention on social media.


Police warn of Lincoln Park carjackings

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police have issued an alert after several carjackings in Lincoln Park. Police describe the carjackers as teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19 years old.


Police search for 3rd suspect in shooting of Chicago Police Officer John Rivera

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago police are searching for a third person suspected to have been involved in the murder of off-duty Officer John Rivera. Meanwhile, authorities said charges against two men already in custody could be upgraded to a hate crime. Those two men, 24-year-old Menelik Jackson and 32-


Joliet police: Wanted Morris man lied to cops about his name

A Morris man wanted for violating his probation was arrested in Joliet after lying to police officers about his name, police said. About 3:20 a.m. Wednesday, officers arrived at the 100 block of South Hammes Avenue after receiving a report of a suspicious person, Joliet police Sgt. Christopher Botzu


City to be involved in Cusick’s disability pension proceedings

Ken Cusick, an Ottawa firefighter charged with murder, is seeking a disability pension and the city of Ottawa will be closely watching how those proceedings unfold. The Ottawa Fire Pension Board met Monday and voted unanimously to allow the city of Ottawa to intervene in the case and be an active pa


Area Democrats plan to meet Thursday

LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Democrats will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the LaSalle VFW, located at 2325 Donahue and 24th streets in LaSalle. They will discussion the upcoming local elections, and any candidate on the ballot is encouraged to attend and address the club. Food will be provi