LaSalle County

A car crashed through a fence and into a quarry filled with sand and water in southwest suburban Ottawa on Monday. The male driver was pronoucned dead after his car was pulled out nearly four hours later. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Teen Dies After Car Plunges Into Sand Quarry

LaSalle County Sheriff’s police said the car was heading west on Main Street, when it crossed the T-intersection at Boyce Memorial Drive, crashed through a fence, and went into a sand quarry owned by U.S. Silica Co.


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LaSalle County Settles With Female Inmates Strip-Searched By Deputies

LaSalle County is paying $355,000 and rewriting its jail policies to settle lawsuits brought by five women who were stripped naked by sheriff’s deputies, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.


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More Detainees Allege Illegal Strip Searches By LaSalle Deputies

In the latest 30-page, 14-count civil complaint, filed Thursday, three women and a man claimed they were stripped by sheriff’s deputies without provocation and left naked in their cells for anywhere from 12 hours to two days.



More Women Claim Illegal Strip Searches In Jail

After one woman accused deputies of an illegal strip search at a county jail, now more women are coming forward claiming that they, too, were subjected to similar conduct.



Arrested For DUI, Woman Sues Over Strip Search

A 33-year-old woman from Coal City is suing LaSalle County after video from the county jail’s security system showed her face down on the floor of her cell stripped nude.


Two runners participate in a Spartan Race in Ottawa, Ill. (Credit: Facebook)

Spartan Race Runners Come Down With Itchy Rash

It’s been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.


Carlos and Kim Caudillo stand in the debris of their home after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 20, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma. The tornado, reported to be at least EF4 strength and two miles wide, touched down in the Oklahoma City area on Monday killing at least 51 people. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

Utica Mayor Worries About Scammers, Thieves In Oklahoma

The mayor of an Illinois town that suffered from a killer tornado nine years ago, has a warning for those in Moore, Okla.: They’ll see both the best and the worst of human nature as they struggle to pick up the pieces.


A resident of Des Plaines walks through floodwater to get to his home on Friday. (Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster Areas

On Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.


Workers pile up sandbags outside a Gurnee barbershop on Thursday. (Credit: Ed Curran/CBS)

Governor Declares 38 Counties Disaster Areas Due To Floods

The designation will help speed and expand access to state emergency resources and allow the governor to pursue federal relief and support, a statement from the governor’s office said.


The Breckenridge family in downstate Streator has been without power for a month over a dispute with ComEd about a damaged utility pole, and has been relying on a temporary generator for electricity. (Credit: CBS)

Dispute With ComEd Has Family Without Power For Past Month

A desperate mother contacted CBS 2 on Tuesday, after going without power for a month. Her LaSalle County home has electric heat, and lately it’s been cold.

CBS 2–04/10/2012


Man Who Shot Home Invaders Busted For Growing Pot

A homeowner who defended his property by killing an intruder was behind bars Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–02/21/2012

Yacht Fire

15 Yachts Destroyed By Fire At LaSalle County Marina

Damage could be as much as $2 million from a fire at a boat storage facility in LaSalle County.

CBS Chicago–01/12/2012

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Visitation Set For Twin Sisters Killed In LaSalle County Crash

Visitation is set for Tuesday, and a funeral the following day, for two sisters who died in a car crash in LaSalle County a couple of weeks ago.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

Firefighters at the scene of a fire in downstate Grande Ridge; three bodies were found inside. (Todd Sherman)

3 Found Dead In Downstate House Destroyed By Fire

A woman and her two small children are dead after a fire in their LaSalle County home on Thursday.


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Man Charged With DUI After Snowmobile Sinks

A man, who police said was drunk while driving his snowmobile, was rescued after his snowmobile sank through the icy waters of the Fox River.


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Autopsy: No Trauma On Tanya Shannon’s Body

LaSalle County mother Tanya Shannon died of cold exposure, and her body did not have any signs of trauma, according to a published report.

CBS Chicago–01/06/2011

Tanya Shannon

Tanya Shannon’s Body Found In LaSalle County During Search

She vanished nearly a month ago following a car crash that killed her husband. But on Monday, Tanya Shannon’s body was found, in a field not far from the crash site.

CBS Chicago–01/03/2011

Tanya Shannon

Search To Resume For LaSalle County Woman

The search is set to resume for the 40-year-old Ransom, Ill., woman who disappeared in early December after a car crash killed her husband.

WBBM Newsradio–01/03/2011

Tanya Shannon

Police Hope To Resume Search For Tanya Shannon

Authorities in LaSalle County are hoping unseasonably warm weather coming up in the next couple of days will allow them to continue their search for 41-year-old Tanya Shannon.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2010

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Missing Woman Had Filed For Divorce

A LaSalle County woman who has been missing since a car crash that killed her husband earlier this month had filed for divorce, but officials said that won’t change the course of their investigation.

CBS Chicago–12/17/2010