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Vehicles Damaged in Marseilles Sunday

MARSEILLES – Two cars, two golf carts and an ATV were reported stolen on Sunday northeast of Marseilles and later recovered damaged.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office two juveniles and a 21-year-old Marseilles man allegedly were responsible for taking the vehicles.  The

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New Health Care Scholarship for IVCC

OGLESBY – The family of former Illinois Valley resident Michelle Mertel Nuckles recently established a healthcare scholarship in her memory with the Illinois Valley Community College Foundation. Nuckles died in March 2017 at age 36 following complications from a spinal cord injury suffered

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Aurora Man Arrested on Burglary Charges

MENDOTA – An Aurora man was arrested and charged with burglary and theft after the Mendota Police began asking the public for help on social media. Beginning on Friday multiple residents along Burlington Street in the 1000 and 1100 blocks reported vehicles being entered and garages with items

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Vehicle and Garage Burglaries Over Weekend

MENDOTA- The Mendota Police are advising residents to lock their vehicles and garages after a number of burglaries over the weekend. Since Friday a number of vehicle and garage thefts have occurred along Burlington Street from the 1000 block to the 1100 block and along Michigan and Wisconsin Ave.

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Fire Destroys Garage in Tonica

TONICA – A garage is destroyed and a home sustained some damage after a fire in Tonica Friday night.   After 9 p.m. a call was received of a fire in the 500 block of South First Street.  Oglesby, Standard, and Utica departments assisted the Tonica Fire Department with mutual aid.  The

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Hit & Run on Route 18 Wednesday

LOSTANT – One car ended up in a field and another was damaged in a collision with a hit and run driver Wednesday in southern LaSalle County.  According to the LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office before 7 p.m. on Illinois Route 18 southwest of Lostant a Rochelle woman was traveling east

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Illinois Unemployment Rate Lowest in Decade

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security announced today that the unemployment rate held steady at around 4 percent in June and nonfarm payrolls increased by over 18,000 jobs over-the-month, based on data by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. LaSalle, Putnam and Grundy

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Man Arrested After Ottawa SUV Theft

OTTAWA – An Indiana man has been connected to an SUV theft in Ottawa. According to Ottawa detectives and the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office, 54-year-old Jeffrey Allen Vlietsra of Chesterton is charged for the May 3rd burglary at the Bill Walsh Toyota dealership.

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