Author Archives: Ethan Kruger

Peru police follow through on zero-tolerance fireworks policy

About a week ago, Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei said police would be taking a zero-tolerance approach to illegal fireworks use. Beranbei says he’s received many complaints about how fireworks usage has a negative effect on the quality of life in Peru. Police have followed through. Since then, Peru officers have written ten separate tickets…Read more »

OFS Streator adding new transportation center

Construction has started on a new transportation center at the OSF Center for Health in Streator. Vice President of Ambulatory Services Don Damron says the new facility will help the ambulance service be more efficient. Damron says the project is costing $1.6-million and is being paid for mostly by donations from foundations. The building will…Read more »

Levee project nearly paid for

The city of Marseilles is almost done paying for the sewer plant levee improvement project. The city council paid about $4,000 to the engineering firm it used and $100,000 to the contractor Wednesday. Mayor Jim Hollenbeck says the city has actually saved money with the engineering firm. The city was on the hook for about…Read more »

17-year-old victim identified in Princeton shooting

17-year-old Caleb E. Conrath of Princeton was identified by the Bureau County Coroner’s Office as the person shot and killed Wednesday. The shooting happened in the four o’clock hour in the 200 block of Hillview Drive. Another person who was shot was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Police are looking for Davijon Robinson as a…Read more »

Big crowds expected at state parks over the weekend

Conservation police are warning people not to park on the highways if parking fills up at Starved Rock and Matthiessen state parks over the holiday weekend. Captain Laura Petreikis says people should come with a backup plan. Both parks will be closed once their parking lots are filled. To avoid backups on Routes 178 and…Read more »

Two shot in Princeton; one dead

UPDATE: Police are looking for a person of interest in the investigation named Davijon Robinson. He is thought to be in Kewanee. The Princeton Police Department is looking into a shooting that left one dead Wednesday evening in the 200 block of Hillview Drive. Police say the other victim is being treated for non-life threatening…Read more »

LaSalle County adds four coronavirus cases to its count

LaSalle County is up to 219 coronavirus cases. The health department announced four new cases on Wednesday. The new cases are a teen, a woman in her twenties, and two women in their fifties. There are still 151 recoveries. Illinois announced 828 new cases Wednesday and 30 new deaths. The state is up to 144,013…Read more »