Thursday Morning Fire at Cindy's on 34 Extinguished Quickly
Smoke and flames were reportedly seen coming from the kitchen of Cindy's on 34 restaurant in Mendota early Thursday morning. Given the fact that Cindy's on 39 in Oglesby had been gutted by fire in April, any anxiety would be forgiven. Fortunately, Thursday morning's incident was taken care of before first responders even got to the scene.
Aggravated Battery Charge Sends Ottawa Woman To Prison
After admitting to getting rough with a first responder, an Ottawa woman was sentenced to prison. Thirty-eight-year-old Carly Cavanaugh was sentenced Thursday to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty to the felony crime of aggravated battery to a peace officer. She was initially arrested and charged for the crime in December.
Medical Helicopter Called After Pallet Reportedly Falls On Menards Customer
A scary scene at Menards in Peru. First responders were called to the store off of Route 251 just past 11 o'clock Wednesday morning about a pallet falling on a customer. Dispatch reports mentioned a leg injury with the victim having difficulty breathing. A Life Flight helicopter has been requested to assist.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in la salle, IL
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to la salle..
La Salle County Grand Jury Indicts Two on Gun Charges
A Kankakee County man has been indicted in La Salle County on a felony charge of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon. On September 9, Illinois State Police stopped 36-year-old Joshua Burns of Pembroke Township. He's out on bail and due back in court for arraignment in about a month.
Life Flight Responds to Rollover Accident East of Grand Ridge
A single-vehicle rollover east of Grand Ridge brought out a Life Flight helicopter Wednesday afternoon. According to dispatch reports that started coming in at about 2:25, a 55-year old man had been trapped in the vehicle, but was able to get out. His injuries were severe enough to summon the air transport to the scene. Dispatch reported another victim who'd been ejected from the vehicle. No word on that person's condition.
Ottawa Man Indicted For Attempted Murder
A La Salle County Grand Jury believes an attempted murder case against an Ottawa man should proceed. Thirty-three-year-old Anthony Brito is believed to have fired upon another vehicle Sept 13th near La Salle and Main in Ottawa. Nobody ended up being injured. Prosecutors believe Brito shot at a witness involved in a separate drug charge that he's facing in La Salle County.
Fritts Recognizes Amboy Food and Liquor for September Business Highlight
For his September 2023 local business highlight, State Representative Bradley Fritts (R-Dixon) chose to highlight Amboy Food and Liquor. Rep. Fritts spent time touring the business and presented the owner with a certificate of appreciation for his contributions to the community. “This month, I chose to honor Amboy Food and...
Heart & Soul asking you what you want in Mendota
MENDOTA – There have been many neon green shirts worn around Mendota lately. They’ve been seen at just about every event in town as Community Heart & Soul Seed Grant Program and Reimagine Mendota members are asking the community for input. For more than a month, the group...
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet to support growth with new distribution center
Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings Inc. has big plans for expansion in the Midwest. The close-out retailer is in the process of building a 615,000 -sq.-ft. distribution center in Princeton, Ill with ARCO Design Build. Scheduled to open in 2024, the new distribution center is a part of Ollie's nationwide expansion efforts to open more than 1,050 stores and will specifically enable it to enter new states in the Midwest market.
Rochelle Firefighters to Establish Dedicated Training Facility for the First Time
Experience a monumental moment for Rochelle's bravest as the Fire Department and Ogle-Lee Fire District collaborate with the city to establish their first-ever training facility. Witness the journey of this groundbreaking initiative in the world of firefighting.
9 children, 2 adults injured in LaSalle County crash, Illinois State Police say
Two adults and nine children were injured in a rollover crash in LaSalle County Saturday night, Illinois State Police said.
Ride the Mule-Pulled Illinois and Michigan Canal Boat
Step back in time, to around 1850, and experience a ride on the Illinois and Michigan Canal Boat. Located in LaSalle, Illinois, a mule powers the boat. Yes, a mule, that walks along a towpath alongside the I&M canal. What is the Illinois and Michigan Canal?. The Illinois and Michigan...
St. Bede Homecoming Parade Set for Friday at 5:00
If you see some green around downtown Peru, it's there to celebrate the Saint Bede homecoming weekend. The parade is happening Friday at 5 p.m. It starts at the Washington Park splash pad, makes its way south on West Street, and then west on Fourth Street to the school. WLPO will be broadcasting the Saint Bede homecoming game against Elmwood Park live Saturday afternoon. And we'll have live video of it at the Starved Rock Media YouTube channel.
ANTIQUE POWER COMES TO MENDOTA HILLS
The annual Antique Power Show at Mendota Hills Campground in Amboy brought out vintage tractors, crafts, vendors, and family bingo Sept. 23-24.
Trojans extend unbeaten streak
The Mendota Trojans whitewashed Streator, 8-0, in varsity boys’ soccer action on Sept. 18 at Streator. Eight different MHS players scores goals: Kaleb Kleckner, Isaac Diaz, Johan Cortez, Cesar Casas, Angel Orozco, Sebastian Carlos, Sam Matura and Bryan Herrera. Picking up assists were Mauricio Martinez, Izaiah Nanez, Cameron Kelly, Cortez and Carlos.
St. Margaret’s Health Spring Valley files voluntary bankruptcy petition
SPRING VALLEY, Ill. (KWQC) - St. Margaret’s Health in Spring Valley filed a petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late August in the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy is typically referred to as a “reorganization” bankruptcy. According to USCourts.gov., usually, the debtor remains “in...
La Salle Police investigating car burglaries and attempted thefts
La Salle police are noting an increase in vehicle burglaries and attempted thefts. Police Chief Mike Smudzinski says a number of vehicles – in the past week - have been entered, but thieves appear to be targeting KIAs. Detectives are investigating and patrols are increasing. Some of the affected vehicles were not locked.
Ollie's distribution center reaches construction milestone in Princeton, Illinois
The new distribution center is set to open next year and is bringing more than 200 jobs to the community.
Camp offers crash course to teens about welding and careers in skilled trades
Odds are most teenagers don’t want to spend any of their summer break at a community college campus, even if it is only for a week. But in late June, that is exactly what a dozen teenagers did at Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) in Oglesby, Ill. For one week, they received a crash course in welding as part of the SPARK! IVCC Jr. Welding Academy, one of several summer manufacturing camps funded by the Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs Foundation (NBT), the official foundation of the Fabricators and Manufacturers Association.