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Dog Dies on Starved Rock Trail Due to High Temps

OGLESBY – Officials at Starved Rock State Park are advising visitors not to bring dogs with them on days when it will be over 85F.   Saturday they say a dog died in the hot weather from heat stroke.   They do encourage visitors to bring pets when the weather is appropriate.   Starved ...Read more

Vehicle title fee changes effective July 1st

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is alerting the public of motor vehicle title fee changes, effective July 1, 2019, due to action by the Illinois General Assembly. These fee changes were a part of a capital bill that was recently signed into law and will fund statewide ...Read more

Vehicles Damaged in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota police are looking for help in finding out who damaged several vehicles this week. Friday afternoon, officers were called to an auto repair business on Sandra Avenue and were shown several vehicles that had been scratched. Police say the incident occurred sometime in the ...Read more