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Fire near Grand Bear Lodge

UTICA – A fire in the early morning hours Tuesday damaged the waterpark area of Grand Bear Lodge in Utica. Multiple agencies responded to the scene after 5 AM when flames were seen through the roof. The fire was brought under control by 9:30 AM but crews still remained on scene. The

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Marseilles Mayor Dies at age 78

MARSEILLES – Mayor James Trager, who served from 2007-11 and again from 2015 to present in office as the Mayor of Marseilles has died. In a New Years Day statement from the city it was announced that he had passed away. He was on the Marseilles City Council prior to becoming Mayor.

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Chicago Man Dies in I-39 Rollover

ROCHELLE – A single vehicle accident in Lee County has taken the life of a Chicago man. According to the Illinois State Police, Thursday afternoon 23 year-old Joseph L Clark was traveling south on Interstate 39 when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the roadway. He was ejected from

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Small Fire Wednesday at Streator Elks

STREATOR – A Wednesday afternoon fire call at the Streator Elk’s Club in the 200 Block of Park Street was quickly extinguished with minimum damage occurring. According to the Streator Fire Department, a small fire was found between the first and second floor after light smoke was discovered

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Train Strikes Abandoned Car Near Mendota

MENDOTA – An abandoned vehicle on the train tracks Southwest of Mendota was struck by a train Sunday morning. According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s office, a little after 6 AM deputies were called to the accident site. No occupants were located and the incident remains under

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Rash of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Streator

STREATOR – An increase in the number of vehicles being stolen in Streator have police urging residents to keep vigilant. Chief Kurt Pastirik said that since October ten vehicles have been taken. In all of the thefts, the keys were inside unlocked vehicles. The Streator Police Department

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