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38-year old Carl Lenard gets his day in court Monday in Ottawa. Lenard is charged with murdering 41-year old Damares Pacheco-Alvarado and sexually assaulting an 11 year old boy on January 10 in Streator. LaSalle County States Attorney Karen Donnelly says the boy escaped the home and ran to a…

The March of Dimes is still fighting premature birth, birth defects and infant loss. If you believe in that effort, you could join the River Valley March for Babies Sunday at the Illinois Valley “Y” in Peru.

Will you be working in LaSalle Monday in an area bounded by Gooding to Bucklin and First to Second streets? If so, plan on having no water between 8am and 11am followed by a boil order. The City of LaSalle says workers will be repairing a water main during that time.

In a few hours time Saturday, Streator firefighters had 2 firecalls. A pickup truck caught fire inside a garage at 407 South Monroe around Noon. According to Lt. Joe Scarbeary, the engine compartment was burning when a crew of 9 men arrived. The fire was under control in 10 minutes. Cooking …

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The Normal Cornbelters open their 2017 season at the Corncrib against the Gateway Grizzlies Tuesday May 16th.  Game time is 6:35 p.m.  Gates open at 5:35.  Call 309-454-2255 or go to NormalBaseball.com for tickets.

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