A highlight of this weekend’s Wild Bill Days in Utica is Saturday’s one-man show about Wild Bill Hickok, who was born in Troy Grove and is played by Walt Willey, the Ottawa native who starred on the soap opera All My Children.
Today, WLPO wraps up Valley of Shadows, our look at the sex trade in the area. Over the last week or so, we’ve heard from a former local prostitute. We gave her the name “Emily” and distorted her voice.
Since last Wednesday, you’ve had the chance to get to know a little bit about a young lady – a former prostitute – who left the life and helped authorities with the March and April stings that nabbed nine area men, including a public defender, a hospital executive, and a now-former mayor. We…
LaSalle County Deputies received a call early Saturday morning about a domestic disturbance in a rural part of the county south of Earlville. After further investigation, Jeannie Kirby, age 45, was arrested for domestic battery.
Nighttime parking restrictions will be in place in downtown Ottawa this week, Monday through Thursday. No parking will be allowed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on LaSalle or Columbus from Superior to the Illinois River bridge.
WLPO News is in the middle of its special report on prostitution in the Illinois Valley. Our stories feature the perspective of a former area prostitute we're calling Emily. Today's installment of For the Record reveals how Tom recently came to find himself in a dark vehicle in an empty park…
When you think about video games, you probably think of something 1 or 2 people do by themselves. Tomorrow, a Peru man is going to be picking up the controller for a good cause.