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Farmers influenced by government shutdown

LASALLE – Farmers are experiencing the effects of the government shutdown, through vital departments like the USDA. According to LaSalle County’s Farm Bureau President David Isermann, various loan and compensations programs for farmers are now inaccessible. Isermann says specialty ...Read more

Lee County Man Dies After Head On Crash

FRANKLIN GROVE – A Lee County man is dead after a Friday morning head on crash in Ogle County.   In a release by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, they say that a 28-year-old Byron man was traveling south and 49-year-old Michael Chavera of Dixon was traveling north on Lowden Road around ...Read more

State Trooper Struck; Killed Saturday on Interstate

DOWNERS GROVE – A vehicle has struck and killed an Illinois State Police Trooper Saturday afternoon. ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz announced the line of duty death of District 15 (Downers Grove) Trooper Christopher Lambert. Trooper Lambert was on the scene of a three-vehicle traffic crash in the ...Read more

Homicide Reported Early Saturday in Peoria

PEORIA – A man is dead after being shot early Saturday in Peoria.   Peoria Police say around 5 a.m. shot spotter alerted them to an incident in the 2300 block of West Marquette Street.   Officers discovered an adult male with gunshot wounds in the backyard of a residence.   He was ...Read more