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No injuries in Friday Washington Street fire

STREATOR – No injuries were reported after a Friday night fire in Streator. According to the Streator Fire Department, they were called to the 100 block of Washington Street for an electrical fire in the ceiling of a home. Crews arrived within five minutes and quickly extinguished the ...Read more

Officials warn of Dentistry Board scam calls

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State regulators are warning consumers about a telephone scam in which the caller claims to be from the Illinois Board of Dentistry. Officials with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation say the scammer “spoofs” the phone number to look ...Read more

Deployed soldier reports burglary in Illinois

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — Police in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge say they’ve arrested suspected burglars after a man identifying himself as a soldier in Iraq called them to say he’d just seen on the smart phone he’d hooked up to doorbell camera two men leave his garage with ...Read more