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Investigator Takes Stand in Andersen Trial

  HENNEPIN – The Illinois State Police investigator who discovered Deborah Dewey’s body took the stand Thursday in the trial of Dewey’s brother in law, Clifford Andersen.   Andersen is being tried for a murder charge and concealment

100 Pounds of Marijuana Seized

DIXON – A Lee County man has been arrested and faces several drug charges.  The Blackhawk Area Task Force says they, along with the Dixon Police Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department concluded an investigation into

Murder Trial Continues in Putnam County

HENNEPIN – On the first half of day four of the Clifford Andersen trial, more witnesses called by the prosecution testified Thursday morning. The victim’s niece was called to the stand to recall the day she and

Andersen Trial Underway

HENNEPIN – Opening statements were made in the trial of Clifford Andersen Wednesday at the Putnam County Courthouse.  68-year-old  Andersen is charged with killing and burying the body of his sister in law, Deborah Dewey, in a

Man Dies in Bureau County Grain Bin

LAMOILLE – A man is dead after reportedly being trapped in a grain bin near LaMoille. According to LaMoille Fire Chief Brent Becker they were called to a farm on 2600 North Road east of town around

Two Arrested After Ottawa Home Invasion

OTTAWA – Two Ottawa men are in custody after a reported home invasion in Ottawa on Tuesday. According to the Ottawa Police they received a call to a residence in the 400 block of Windsor Drive where