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home : news : north central illinois   May 26, 2016 

LifeFlight helicopter on way to accident scene
Peru firefighters and other emergency personnel are at the scene of an accident, with extrication of a patient needed and a LifeFlight helicopter on the way.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Congressman weighs in on Democrat move in Springfield
U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger doesn’t frequently weigh in on happenings in the state capitol, but he did this week after the Illinois House passed a budget for the 2017 fiscal year.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

'The least we can do is take care of them'
They’re running 22 miles to help US veterans
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Man, 26, accused of making child porn
Antwuan D. Bell, 26, of 125 E. Lafayette St., Ottawa (also listed in Chicago) was picked up Wednesday on a La Salle County warrant charging him with child pornography following an investigation into video reported to police on April 4, Ottawa police said.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Two charged with robbery on roadside near Utica
Sarah M. Gruenwald, 20, of 2609 First St., Peru and Nathis Phillips, 19, of Chicago (also listed in Peru) both were charged with robbery, and Phillips was also charged with battery, after La Salle County deputies responded to a call early Wednesday northwest of Utica.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Scammers ask 'granny and gramps' for fake bail money
Scammers are now targeting and calling elderly grandchildren on vacation, needing bond money from a DUI or traffic arrest, a local sheriff's department warned this morning.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Bridge west of 251 will close for replacement June 1
La Salle County keeps moving from bridge to bridge, making repairs, but a bigger project will start soon south of Mendota. North 37th Road, 0.7 mile west of the Route 251/U.S. 52 junction in Troy Grove Township, will be closed for bridge repairs beginning next Wednesday.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Local woman's fantasy as author becoming reality
Drea Damara plans to be a famous author one day, and she’s off to a good start, publishing “The Weeping Books of Blinney Lane” in 2015, and releasing her next thriller, “Chasing Vengeance”, on Saturday.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Euclid Avenue project scope widens in Princeton
PRINCETON — Princeton’s Euclid Avenue project, started in 2012 with engineering firm Chamlin and Associates, and continued with the Farnsworth Group, was also up for debate at a recent council meeting.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Strong thunderstorms likely late this afternoon

Heat and thunderclouds are building up, and National Weather Service is tracking strong thunderstorms in North Central Illinois.

At 4:44 p.m., the weather service reported a storm 8 miles northwest of Lacon was moving toward Putnam County and had the potential of delivering wind gusts up to 50 mph as well as torrential rain and nickel-sized hail.

The weather service also was tracking a line of storms earlier in the afternoon in the Serena area.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

IDOT to finish, suspend traffic-blocking jobs for holiday
Heading out of town for summer vacation or the Memorial Day weekend?
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Plank Road Detour Thursday and Friday
Omni Trax will be removing and replacing the crossing on Plank Road north of Interstate 80 this Thursday and Friday.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016


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LifeFlight helicopter on way to accident scene
Updated: 5/26/2016 4:06:00 PM
Congressman weighs in on Democrat move in Springfield
Updated: 5/26/2016 1:21:00 PM
'The least we can do is take care of them'
Peru announces summer road work and detours
E-smoking isn't allowed in school either
Man, 26, accused of making child porn

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