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home : news : north central illinois   February 5, 2016 

Hey, I'm walkin' here
Is your sidewalk so broken it looks like someone was practicing hitting their new sledgehammer on it?
Friday, February 5, 2016

Catholic Schools Week goes retro at Oglesby (disco video)
Dance fever broke out near the end of the school day and the end of Catholic Schools Week at Oglesby's Holy Family School.

Students donned threads suited for the '70s and danced to Bee Gees music in the gym.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Door-to-door crook fakes that he's testing for lead for city
Spring Valley police are advising residents that it is not testing for any acid in the water or lead in pipes after a resident reported she had been “robbed” by a man claiming to be a city employee testing her water.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Indiana man still in serious condition after truck crash
LOSTANT — An Indiana man who was injured when the Fastenal delivery truck he was driving struck the rear of a semitrailer remains in a Peoria hospital, one week after the crash west of Lostant on Interstate 39.
Friday, February 5, 2016

One of two who led wild chase through canal pleads guilty
OTTAWA — One of two Pennsylvania brothers charged with leading police on a high-speed chase in October pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 7 years in prison.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Peru lawyer facing perjury wants disputed motion pulled
A Peru attorney accused of perjury now wants a judge to let her withdraw part of a motion she’d filed in the same case that led to her felony charge.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Superintendent granted early retirement, with conditions
EARLVILLE — Earlville School superintendent Wade Winekauf will take an early retirement deal in the wake of his November 2015 arrest for domestic violence.
Friday, February 5, 2016

County, Streator quarrel over proposed TIF
A spat is developing between La Salle County and the city of Streator over a proposed Tax Increment Financing district that, the county says, will feed taxpayer money to real estate developers.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Baby ate his joint, then he scuffled with jailers
OTTAWA — A La Salle man already charged with sickening a baby — authorities think the 11-month-old boy ate a marijuana bud or joint — compounded his legal problems by allegedly fighting with his jailers.
Friday, February 5, 2016

IVCC suspends teacher, just for rest of semester
The Illinois Valley Community College board suspended sociology instructor Jared Olesen for the current spring semester without pay at a special meeting Thursday night.

Friday, February 5, 2016

IDOT gives Mendota residents a peek a First Ave. bridge job
MENDOTA — The City of Mendota hosted an open house Thursday afternoon to show drawings of the project and talk with neighbors along First Avenue.
Friday, February 5, 2016

Leland School goes on lock down
Leland School went on lockdown at 11:38 a.m. after a suspect, listed as armed and dangerous, was reported in the area, according to a La Salle County Sheriff’s Office press release.
Thursday, February 4, 2016


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For the Record
Updated: 2/5/2016 10:38:00 AM
Hey, I'm walkin' here
Updated: 2/5/2016 10:47:00 AM
Catholic Schools Week goes retro at Oglesby (disco video)
Door-to-door crook fakes that he's testing for lead for city
Girls Bowling: McCabe finishes third at NIB 12 Tournament
Prep of the Week: LaMoille-Ohio's Lexi Loftus

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