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Flooding causes closures at Starved Rock State Park

OGLESBY – The main parking lot at Starved Rock State Park as well as the whole lower area, including the boat launch ramps are closed due to flooding on the Illinois River. Park facilities and the Starved Rock Lodge remain open. Parking is available in the Lodge lot as well as the overflow ...Read more

New City Manager in Streator

STREATOR – David Plyman began his first day as Streator’s city manager, Monday. Plyman says his priority is to address challenges that Streator faces and goals the community establishes.      Plyman says he’s looking forward to meeting residents and becoming a part of the ...Read more

Lake County Sheriff’s dog receives valor award

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A police dog in Lake County just fetched himself a pretty big award. A dog named Dax joined two human members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department to be given the valor award by the 100 Club of Chicago. A department spokesman says it is believed to be the first ...Read more

Sandwich Woman Reported Missing After Vehicle Found

SHERIDAN-The Monday morning discovery of a vehicle in LaSalle County have authorities on the lookout for a woman they say is missing.   Around 5:30 AM on North 4251st Road north of Sheridan a car belonging to 74-year-old Linda Jackson was found.   The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office says she ...Read more