Category Archives: WCMY News

Lake Holiday woman arrested after stabbing

Lake Holiday woman arrested after stabbing

The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says 46-year-old Tara B. Lynch, of Lake Holiday in Somonauk, was arrested on charges of aggravated battery. She was booked into the LaSalle County Jail Tuesday. Monday morning, county deputies were called to the area of Lake Holiday for reports of a man with a stab wound to the neck.…Read more »

LaSalle approves pedicab service

LaSalle approves pedicab service

The LaSalle City Council has paved the way for pedicab shuttle services in the area. The shuttle will go through Downtown LaSalle and give tours of the Illinois and Michigan Canal until October 31. Shuttle service owner Ken Mollan says the tours will start by the middle of July. As a result of the venture,…Read more »

Man accused of pointing pellet gun at police charged with assault

Man accused of pointing pellet gun at police charged with assault

Charges were filed last week alleging that 19-year-old Nicholas J. Bantista, with addresses listed in Ottawa and Leland, pointed a realistic-looking pellet gun at police earlier this month in the 100 block of N. Main Street in Leland. Bantista is facing two aggravated assault charges. Leland Police Chief Jason Bragg alleges Bantista called police on…Read more »

Grant money to be used for Lock 16 Visitor Center upgrades

Grant money to be used for Lock 16 Visitor Center upgrades

Part of a grant from the Illinois Office of Tourism will fund some improvements to the Lock 16 Visitor Center in LaSalle. Canal Corridor Association President Ana Koval says there will be more focus on the history of the Illinois and Michigan Canal. Also being added is a screen to show events and other things…Read more »

Mendota man sentenced in sexual abuse case

Mendota man sentenced in sexual abuse case

38-year-old Mark DeWaele, of Mendota, was handed down a five and half year prison sentence Friday. DeWaele pleaded guilty in April to sexually abusing his nine-year-old nephew. He was arrested in October, but has been free on bond since then. Prosecutor Jeremiah Adams is happy with the sentence. He says the victim’s parents are too.…Read more »

Next LaSalle County electronics recycling event is Saturday

Next LaSalle County electronics recycling event is Saturday

The next LaSalle County electronics recycling event is this Saturday, June 22 from 9am to noon at the Northville Township Building. Environmental Services and Land Use Director Brian Gift believes the long lines that have plagued past events have been resolved. There may be people checking ID’s at this weekend’s event to make sure only…Read more »

Art project will drape crime scene tape on tree in Streator

Art project will drape crime scene tape on tree in Streator

In conjunction with his high school class’s 40th reunion, artist L.G. Williams will drape crime scene tape in a tree at Streator City Park. The art project is called Don’t Look at That Tree. The idea is to make people think of nature as a crime scene for various reasons, especially climate change. Williams will…Read more »