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L-P Standout Signs With IVCC Eagles

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College women’s basketball coach Tom Ptak today announced the signing of LaSalle-Peru High School standout point guard Gena Fassino. Fassino was a four-year varsity player for coach Hollis Vickery’s Cavaliers and started the last three years. As a

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Motorcyclist Killed in DeKalb County

GENOA – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says a 27-year-old motorcyclist was killed Sunday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle.  The accident occurred on Route 72 shortly before 7 am when 27-year-old Neil Tomsheck, of Genoa, lost control of his 1983 Holda Goldwing, left

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Fatal Train Incident in DeKalb County

DEKALB – A man has died after being struck by a train early Sunday morning in DeKalb.  According to DeKalb County Coroner Dennis Miller, 26-year-old Eduardo Sayago-Landa of DeKalb was walking on the tracks and was hit by a westbound train near the 1400 block of West Lincoln Highway.   He

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Leland Man Arrested For Heroin, Cocaine

LELAND – A Leland man was arrested after being stopped for allegedly speeding late Thursday night. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Jeffery M. Heth was stopped for speeding in southern DeKalb County when the deputy initiated a search of the vehicle after

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Opportunity Zone Designated in Streator

STREATOR – A special tax zone created to spur business has been designated in Streator. Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Jimmie Lansford announced that an ‘Opportunity Zone’ could bring new businesses to the city. It would be an area stretching from Otter Creek Street to

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Splash Pad Opens Friday in Streator

STREATOR – The newest addition to Streator City Park opens Friday with a ceremony at 9 AM. The northeast side of the park will now feature ‘Paul’s Pad’, a splash pad named after Paul E. Dieken. The construction was made possible by a donation from the Dieken Family

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Woman Killed Tuesday Identified

STREATOR – The Streator woman who was shot and killed in the 200 block of 9th street has been identified.   According to the LaSalle County Coroners Office 33-year-old Maria M De la Torre was pronounced dead after being taken to a hospital in Streator.   In a statement Wednesday morning,

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