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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

Fulton Co. Deputy Troy Chisum family statement

    FULTON COUNTY – “The Family of Deputy Troy Chisum mourns the loss of their husband, father, son and friend. We could never begin to thank law enforcement or the thousands from our community who have reached out to us to express their love and support. To the public, he ...Read more

Local unemployment rates drop

    OTTAWA – Local unemployment rates have dropped significantly since the beginning of Spring. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Statistics, while statewide numbers have been a steady 4.4%, local county rates are nearly half of what they used to be in March. ...Read more