Category Archives: WCMY News

Cong. Kinzinger speaks out against fear in new video

A new video from Cong. Adam Kinzinger in his Country 1st initiative says the Republican Party is currently about scaring people and that needs to change. Kinzinger explained on CBS’s Face the Nation, Republicans should make the change in their own party instead of just pointing at the same flaws in Democrats. The Channahon Republican…Read more »

Registration open for LaSalle County’s next electronics drop-off

LaSalle County’s next electronics recycling event will be in three more weekends on Saturday, March 20. It’ll be from eight to noon that day at the courthouse on Etna Rd. Registration is required to manage wait times. Things that can be taken include computers, DVD players, toner cartridges, monitors, televisions, and microwave ovens. The collection…Read more »

Ladd site chosen for next local Habitat home

The local Habitat for Humanity Chapter is building a home for an Ottawa family who will move to Ladd. Executive Director Sally Van Cura says it’ll be the first Habitat home in Ladd. Two volunteers asked for it to be there after working on the recently completed Ottawa project. Van Cura says nearly all the…Read more »

Shots fired at house in Streator

Streator police are investigating what happened when gunshots hit a house in the 100 block of E. 10th St. this morning. It happened at 3:20am. No one was hurt. Police stopped a vehicle that may have been used in the crime. That’s all police are saying so far.Read more »

Evidence of previous harm allowed in baby smothering case

While investigating the murder case against 25-year old Kenneth Herbst, prosecutors say they learned of a prior crime. Judge H. Chris Ryan ruled Friday that the evidence can be presented in the LaSalle man’s trial. Herbst is accused of smothering his eight-week old son to death two years ago. Assistant State’s Attorney Greg Sticka says…Read more »

Peru men charged in connection with stolen gun and brass knuckles

A stolen gun and some brass knuckles turned up when Ottawa police stopped a car at Marquette and Chestnut streets early Friday. Nineteen year old Mariano M. Verucchi is charged with possession of a stolen firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and resisting a peace officer. Police say Verucchi tried to flee from the scene. He…Read more »