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National Emergency Alert Test on Wednesday

WASHINGTON  –  A nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled for Wednesday around 1:20PM.  The Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission will perform the test, which will be similar to the ones that radio stations are required to ...Read more

Police say duct taping at Huntley park was a hoax

HUNTLEY, Ill. (AP) — A report that six- and 8-year-old boys were duct taped to a pole by candy-stealing teens has turned out to be a hoax. Huntley Deputy Chief Mike Klunk said Tuesday that police were told by the boys’ mother that two teenage boys on bikes stole candy and duct taped the ...Read more

Earlville School Upgrades Security

EARLVILLE – A new security system will be making sure all students are safe at Earlville School starting this year.  Principal Jenette Fruit announced they are going to use a program from Raptor Visitor Management to screen visitors to the campus.  Whenever anyone enters the building, ...Read more

National Night Out in Princeton a Success

  PRINCETON – The community gathered for a night of fun, education, and entertainment at the National Night Out in Princeton Tuesday night.  The Princeton Police Department and the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office were on hand along with other community organizations to promote ...Read more

City burn pit restrictions in Mendota

MENDOTA – Mendota is implementing burn restrictions due to dry weather. According Fire Chief Dennis Rutishauser, the city will place a restricted burn status at the city burn pit. Rutishauser says it is not a district burn ban. Fire chiefs in the area as well as conservation police are ...Read more