Category Archives: WCMY News

Seneca woman accused in fatal DUI crash undergoing evaluation

The Seneca woman accused of being involved in a car versus pedestrian crash that killed a Marseilles man is in the middle of a psychiatric evaluation. 25-year-old Nicole Craig was in court Thursday for an update in her driving under the influence case. Prosecutor Matt Kidder says more time needed for the evaluation. He noted…Read more »

Ottawa police searching for missing woman

A search is underway at Starved Rock State Park for a missing Ottawa woman. Conservation police are helping Ottawa police. Tina Donovan was reported missing earlier this week. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Ottawa police at 815-433-2131.Read more »

LaSalle man accused of murder found fit for trial

The 23-year-old LaSalle man accused of smothering his infant son has been found fit for trial. Kenneth Herbst was briefly in court Thursday to set a new status hearing. He’s due back next month. No trial date has been set. Public defender Tim Cappellini says more time is needed to prepare as there are expert…Read more »

Oglesby Chief of Police replaced

Oglesby Police Chief Jim Knoblauch has been replaced. Mayor Dominic Rivara confirmed Thursday that Knoblauch’s employment as chief was terminated by Public Health and Safety Commissioner Jim Cullinan. Rivara says he’s disappointed in the decision to fire Knoblauch and called it unjust and undignified. Cullinan said in a press release that he’s appointing Sgt. Michael…Read more »

Marseilles gets new slogan

The Marseilles City Council voted Wednesday to adopt a new city slogan. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says the “the city of remembrance” is meant to pay homage to the many memorials in town including the Middle East Conflict Wall Memorial and the Surround of Honor. Hollenbeck says the city has had several other slogans, but wasn’t…Read more »

State’s Attorney says drug court will start soon

LaSalle County State’s Attorney Karen Donnelly says the new drug court could be starting next month. It depends on approval from the Illinois Supreme Court. Donnelly expects approval by the end of this month. She says the holdup is because other counties are trying to get their programs approved too. Donnelly is already looking for…Read more »