Former Sheriff's Deputy Captured After LaSalle County ManhuntLowell “Max” Ambler surrendered peacefully around 8:45 a.m. Thursday, after entering a friend’s home in Earlville more than an hour earlier.
Some Progress Evident In LaSalle County, One Week After Deadly TornadoCBS 2 Meteorologist Ed Curran returns to the region, about 85 miles southwest of Chicago.
Community Helps LaSalle County Family After Tornado Destroys HomeA community in Naplate, Illinois came together to support the Dutton family after a tornado destroyed their home.
Teen Dies After Car Plunges Into Sand QuarryLaSalle 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.
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.
More Detainees Allege Illegal Strip Searches By LaSalle DeputiesIn 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 JailAfter 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 SearchA 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.
Spartan Race Runners Come Down With Itchy RashIt's been a very itchy couple of weeks for some people who participated in an obstacle race in LaSalle County.
Utica Mayor Worries About Scammers, Thieves In OklahomaThe 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.
Governor Asks For 11 Counties To Be Named Federal Disaster AreasOn Thursday, the entire Illinois congressional delegation and Gov. Quinn asked President Obama for federal flood-relief funds.
Governor Declares 38 Counties Disaster Areas Due To FloodsThe 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.

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