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Let it Snow! Up to 6-Inches and More Expected

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says parts of north central and northeastern Illinois could receive more than 6 inches of snow on Sunday. The weather service has posted a winter storm watch in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, ...Read more

Video gambling sees significant growth

CHICAGO (AP) — A new state report says video gambling has seen significant growth in Illinois, with revenues increasing by more than 75 percent in the last three years. The state’s Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability found video gambling racked up a net income of $1.4 ...Read more

IVCC Hosts Craft Fair

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College hosts its 11th annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Peter Miller Community Technology Center. Fair coordinator Lorri Foockle said, “We have quite an array of items for holiday shopping with over 30 ...Read more

Heartland Bank and Trust Donates to Local Schools

PRINCETON, IL—Heartland Bank and Trust Company recently donated over $5,700 to area schools through the Score With Heartland Bank program in support of local high school athletics. Through the program, Heartland Bank donated $25 for each touchdown participating schools made at a varsity home ...Read more

Train and Tractor Collide in Bureau County

WYANET – An Amtrak train and a tractor collided southwest of Wyanet Thanksgiving morning.    Emergency crews were called around 10 a.m. to a field about a mile and a half from town after a tractor with an Anhydrous bar implement was crossing the tracks at a private crossing  about 1/4 ...Read more