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Fatal roll over crash in Bureau

ANNAWAN – A fatal roll over crash was reported in Bureau County early Wednesday morning. According to the Illinois State Police, 24-year-old Jamal R. Rodgers of Chicago had his vehicle parked on the shoulder on I-80 westbound in the area of milepost 39 in Annawan, reportedly to adjust a ...Read more

New State Police Officers Assigned to Districts

LASALLE – Nearly 60 new Illinois State Police Troopers graduated last Friday morning in Springfield, with a few being assigned to the post in LaSalle.  ISP Director Leo Schmitz commissioned the 59 cadets of the Cadet Class 128 after a 27 week training program. Two of the cadets will ...Read more

Grundy and Kendall Farm Bureaus to vote on merger

MORRIS – Farm bureau members in Grundy and Kendall County will vote on a merger this month. According to Kendall Farm Bureau Manager Dan Reedy, his retirement announcement sparked the idea the farm bureau once had several years ago. Reedy who supports the merge, says because over half of ...Read more

Man Shot Fatally After Rockford Stand Off

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a man was fatally shot when he attacked police officers following a nearly seven-hour standoff at a Rockford house. Rockford police say a SWAT officer shot 44-year-old Kerry Blake Jr. when he used a large pole against officers who entered the house Sunday ...Read more