Streator

Firefighters pour water on the rubble of a house that was destroyed in an explosion late Monday night. Two neighboring homes caught fire as a result of the blast. (Credit: Network Video Productions)

Elderly Woman Dies In House Explosion In Streator

An elderly woman was killed overnight when her home was leveled by an explosion in LaSalle County. The woman’s son also was in the home at the time, but survived. Three firefighters also were hurt while helping put out the flames.

09/02/2014

Dalton Mesarchik was murdered in March 2003. (Illinois State Police)

Streator Boy’s Unsolved Murder Marks 10 Years

Seven-year-old Dalton Mesarchik disappeared in March 2003 waiting on his front lawn for a church van to pick him up. The very next day, his body was found near a river; the boy had been bludgeoned with a hammer.

03/23/2013

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