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State park staff raise concerns about litter

UTICA – Millions of visitors come to North Central Illinois to take in the wonders of Starved Rock State Park, but thousands leave something else behind – garbage.    Officials at the Utica attraction pleaded over the weekend on social media that people take responsibility for their ...Read more

Channahon man killed in I-80 motorcycle wreck

MORRIS – A Channahon man is dead after a crash on I-80 Sunday afternoon.   Authorities say 35-year-old Nathan Oliver Carrol was traveling eastbound near Morris when for unknown reasons he lost control and went down, sliding over 300 feet.  The Grundy County Coroner’s Office say he was ...Read more

Illinois Covid Deaths Hit 3 Month Low

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Deparement of Public Health says 15 people in the state were reported to have died from Covid-19 on Sunday.  According to the department, that’s the fewest deaths since March 30th shortly after the pandemic was declared.  The state also says that 646 new ...Read more