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Plans for IVCC Ag Facility Reviewed

OGLESBY- Before the monthly meeting of the Illinois Valley Community College board, the board’s facilities committee reviewed details for a proposed agriculture storage facility to be built on the site of the recently demolished dairy barn. The 7,500-square-foot building would house a tractor, ...Read more

Jayme Closs found alive, suspect in custody

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 13-year-old northwest Wisconsin girl who went missing in October after her parents were killed has been found alive, authorities said Thursday. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department said on its Facebook page that Jayme Closs has been located and that a suspect was ...Read more

Autistic woman found in creek

BRISTOL – An autistic woman was pronounced dead after being found in a creek in Kendall County on Wednesday. According to the Kendall County Sheriffs Office, they were called just after 7 p.m. to the 100 block of Basswood Court in Bristol for a report of a missing autistic woman. ...Read more

New bill seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, seeks to regulate marijuana like alcohol. The bill introduced Wednesday would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list and establish a nationally regulated industry overseen by the ...Read more

Streator Resident Victim of Phony Check Scam

STREATOR – A Streator resident fell victim to a phony check scam this past week according to the Streator Police Department. Wednesday a resident told police that they had received a check in the mail with a request to cash it and return to the sender gift cards. The victim did so, however, ...Read more

Aurora to honor 3 firefighters killed in 1934 fire

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — The Aurora fire department will honor the lives of three firefighters who died fighting a fire at a Woolworth store 85 years ago.  Thirty-seven-year-old Capt. Herbert Reiss, 48-year-old Capt. John Petersohn and 35-year-old firefighter Charles Hoffman died when an exterior ...Read more

Late Deer Season to Combat CWD in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – A late winter antler-less only deer season will kick off next week in parts of Illinois. The Department of Natural Resources has opened up another weekend to help combat Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer population. Area counties that will have permits available include ...Read more

Streator Fire Presents Plans for 2019 and Beyond

STREATOR – Streator’s Fire Chief Gary Bird presented his annual strategic plan at a city of a whole meeting on Tuesday. This year, goals for the fire department consisted of various risk reduction programs like fall prevention, a program that would provide house inspections to help at ...Read more