JOLIET – A Joliet man was arrested on child pornography charges, Thursday. According to the Illinois State Police, after an on-going investigation in conjunction with the Attorney General’s Office and Homeland Security, ISP Investigators executed a search
STREATOR – Contract agreements were made between the city of Streator and its Fire Fighters Union, Wednesday. According to Fire Chief Gary Bird, a $3,000 sign on bonus will be given to firefighters who also work as
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man accused of claiming to be a missing child from Illinois is facing new charges. A federal grand jury has indicted 23-year-old Brian Michael Rini, of Medina, Ohio, on two counts of
GOODFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a mobile home fire that killed three children and two adults in central Illinois was intentionally set. Woodford County Coroner Tim Ruestman said Thursday that the deaths will be ruled homicides
WASHINGTON – After almost two years, a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is released. The 448 page report is said to include an account of how President Donald Trump attempted to seize control of
STREATOR – Safety concerns of Bing Armstrong Memorial Park was brought attention to before Streator’s council, Wednesday. Graffiti, broken playground equipment and shattered glass were some of the concerns raised about the park located on the corner
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Video of the trial of a former University of Illinois student accused of killing a Chinese scholar will be streamed from a federal courthouse to a viewing room near campus. U.S. District Judge
RANSOM – The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that IL Route-170 at the railroad tracks near Ransom will be closed beginning April 23rd. IDOT says the closures are due to the removal and replacement of a bridge over
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Aurora man who prosecutors say threatened a mass shooting at his workplace has been sentenced to court supervision. Kane County prosecutors said Wednesday that a judge on Tuesday sentenced 54-year-old Duane A.
PERU – Spring has sprung, which means severe weather season is fast approaching. During this time, thunderstorm, tornado, flood warnings and watches can be expected. According to the National Weather Service during a thunderstorm or tornado watch,
MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department announced on Wednesday that a man suspected in an alleged strong arm robbery at a gas station near I-39 on April 10th has been taken into custody by the Chicago Police
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s top prosecutor injected herself into the criminal case of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett after saying she had recused herself, texting her deputy that Smollett was a “washed up celeb” who had been overcharged.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A student at the University of Illinois at Champaign has died after falling off a roof of a home near the school. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said that 21-year-old Destyni Thomas of
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials of Metra, the Chicago area’s commuter rail agency, assert the stranding of nearly 100,000 commuters in February wouldn’t have happened if it controlled Union Station. During a regional rail issues hearing before U.S.
OTTAWA – Many area highways are going to be seeing construction crews once again this summer, with large resurfacing work planned over the next few months. IDOT announced that Illinois Route 251 from Shooting Park Road to
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials are warning residents to prepare for potentially severe weather forecast for large parts of the state. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency issued an alert Tuesday. The National Weather Service is forecasting
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Aircraft maintenance and repair company AAR in June will lay off about half its workforce in Rockford, Illinois, citing an expected seasonal downturn in work. Wood Dale-based AAR began operating out of the
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Autopsies on the five employees killedwhen a gunman opened fire in February at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant have determined that all of them were shot more than once. The reports released on
STREATOR – More vintage styled murals are in the works for Streator. NCI-Artworks Artist Ray Paseka says his next project will be Don’s Furniture on East Main Street. Paseka is proposing 12 vintage style aluminum
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A body discovered at Waukegan Harbor on Lake Michigan has been identified as a 16-year-old boy missing from the Chicago suburb of Grayslake. The Lake County Coroner’s Office on Monday said it had