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New Illinois Assembly Sworn In

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin (pictured) and State Representative Lance Yednock were sworn into office Wednesday at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration. Rezin, a Republican will begin her third term in the 38th District after winning 60 percent of votes against ...Read more

Rural Lee County Electrical Fire Wednesday Night

ASHTON – Damage was kept to a minimum Wednesday night north of West Brooklyn after a resident noticed smoke in their home   Owner Bob Cheeseman said the home, located in the 1500 block of Brooklyn Road in Ashton had electric ceiling radiant heat, and apparently one of the panels shorted ...Read more

Streator City Manager Leaving After Four Years

STREATOR – The City Manager of Streator will be leaving to take on a new position downstate.  Mayor Jimmie Lansford said Wednesday that City Manager Scot Wrighton would be leaving his position later this year to take a similar position in Decatur, Illinois. The exact details of this ...Read more

Illinois House, Senate to be sworn into new session

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois state Capitol will be awash in flowers, family members and well-wishers as the Legislature begins a new session. Members of the House and Senate will be inaugurated Wednesday as part of the 101st General Assembly. Both chambers will be sworn in at noon. ...Read more

Lee County Sheriff Warns of Fraud Callers

DIXON – Complaints have come in to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office from residents who are receiving calls from individuals impersonating government officials demanding money.  Sheriff John Simonton issued a warning Tuesday that a number of complaints have been taken from residents ...Read more