A look back at the 2004 Utica Tornado


From the archives of Studstill Media UTICA – On April 20th, 2004 a tornado swept across Putnam and LaSalle County, injuring dozens and claiming 8 lives in the village of Utica.

Motorcyclist killed in DeKalb County Crash

MALTA – A motorcyclist was killed after a two vehicle crash in DeKalb County Tuesday afternoon.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that around 5 PM they were called to the intersection of South Malta Road and

First Street in LaSalle sewer construction continues

LASALLE – Sewer repairs and construction will close a portion of a LaSalle street. The City of LaSalle noted that the center of the 800 block of First Street will remain closed Tuesday. There will be plenty

LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office warn of toy guns

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of an internet fueled trend of using a toy gun capable of launching projectiles to potentially cause harm to people. The Tik-Tok ‘Orbeez Challenge’ involves filming the

Mendota Police receive speeding complaints

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department on social media have urged residents to slow down in neighborhoods. They say they have received numerous complaints of speeding in the community. The speed limit in Mendota, unless otherwise marked,

Tree limb pickup scheduled in Mendota

MENDOTA – The City of Mendota street and parks department will be collecting limbs and sticks that residents have accumulated over the winter months. They ask that you have them piled at the road before next Monday.