LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES



Updated: February 1 6:55 am

Armed Robbery
Two men have been arrested in an armed robbery in Grand Ridge.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office  says that Friday night, about 10 oclock, police received a report of a possible armed robbery at the BP gas station in Grand Ridge.  Police say that Grand Ridge Police saw a vehicle leave the area at a high rate of speed, and a chase ensued.  Authorities say two occupants of the vehicle, 29 year old David A. Downey, o Ottawa, and 23 year old Christopher W. Downey, of Marseilles, were charged with Armed Robbery and are in jail awaiting a bond hearing this morning
 
State Police
 Illinois State Police officials are urging travelers to be extremely cautious as they make their way to Super Bowl parties in what could be a heavy winter storm. They say drifting snow and wet and icy road conditions may disrupt travel on Sunday. Drivers should allow extra time as they make their travel plans..

Basketball Museum
Pontiac Accident A museum dedicated to Illinois basketball glory will open to fans by 2016.  The Basketball Museum of Illinois will be located in Pontiac.   The museum will house offices and the Hall of Fame for the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. It will be located inside the city's Vermillion Plaza.

Gun Accident
 Police in northern Illinois say a man cleaning a gun accidentally shot and wounded himself and his 14-year-old son. The Northwest Herald reports that the accident happened Friday afternoon in Marengo in northern Illinois.
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