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Group home resident stabbed caretaker 30 times

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Will County officials say a developmentally disabled man wore a monster mask and played horror movie music when he stabbed a caretaker more than 30 times. Will County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Dan Jungles said 24-year-old Ederaldo Frantz allegedly was upset with ...Read more

Ottawa keeps lobbyist on board

OTTAWA –  Torricelli Consulting will continue to lobby at the state capital on behalf of the city Ottawa. At last night’s council meeting, a resolution recommended by Mayor Dan Aussem was passed authorizing an agreement with the lobbying and consulting company. Aussem says, Jeff ...Read more

Pritzker signs state budget, income tax measure

CHICAGO (AP) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a nearly $40 billion state budget along with a measure that could lead to enacting a graduated income tax in Illinois. The Democrat inked the measures Wednesday afternoon at a state government office in downtown Chicago. He says a “new era ...Read more

Peru PD warns of scam via email

PERU – The Peru Police Department is warning residents about a scam via email. According to Deputy Chief Bob Pyszka, an email listing a false traffic violation states you must pay the citation within 72 hours. The message states that the email was sent on behalf of your local department of ...Read more

DeKalb County Man Arrested on Explosives Charges

GENOA – A DeKalb County Man is in jail after an ATF and Rockford Bomb Squad raid on his home.  On Monday Genoa Police were called about a report of a man who allegedly displayed a gun to another motorist.  After an investigation, authorities stopped 54-year-old Joseph D. Walsh of Genoa ...Read more