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Mendota Graduate; Vikings Star Passes Away

MENDOTA – 1957 Mendota High School Graduate and former Minnesota Viking Bill “Boom Boom” Brown has passed away at the age of 80.  The Vikings announced the news Sunday. The four time Pro-Bowler was inducted into the

Woman Drowns When Car Drives Into Lake

A 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead Friday night at a lake south of El Paso near I-39. McLean County coroner Kathleen Davis says that 71-year-old Deena Rogers, of Washington, Illinois was pronounced dead around 11:30 Friday night.

No Injuries in Early Sunday Mendota Fire

MENDOTA – No injuries were reported in an early morning house fire in Mendota.  After 1 a.m. on Sunday the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 1000 block of Illinois Ave for a structure fire.  

Long Term Drug Investigation Leads to Multiple Arrests

BLOOMINGTON – Four Bloomington men were arrested on Friday, after a long term drug investigation. According to Bloomington Police Department’s Vice Unit, on Friday morning they concluded a three-month investigation focused on powder cocaine and crack cocaine

ISP Escorts local WW II Seargant

MINONK – The Illinois State Police Escorted the remains of a local World War ll staff seargant to Minonk, on Thursday. The remains of Herbert W. Harms were transported to Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk before returning

Counterfeit Cash in Rochelle

ROCHELLE – The Rochelle Police Department is investigating 4 counterfeit $100 bills that were passed at area businesses this week. According to police, the suspects reportedly made small purchases, in order to maximize the amount of change