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Sex-harassment lawsuit against Rutherford dismissed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A sexual harassment lawsuit that derailed the political career of former state Treasurer Dan Rutherford has been dismissed in federal court in Chicago. Court records show the action was dismissed Wednesday by agreement

OSF/Blue Cross Reach Agreement

OTTAWA – After weeks of negotiations OSF HealthCare has reached an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to continue to remain in network. In October it was initially announced that OSF was no longer

Human Case of West Nile Found

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Health Department has confirmed its first case of West Nile Virus since last year. According to a media release, a resident in their 60’s has also tested positive for the virus this month,

Family Identified in Ogle County Fire

DIXON – The Ogle County Sheriffs Office and the Ogle County Coroner have released the identities of those killed in an early morning house fire in rural Dixon. Found deceased was 39 year-old Timothy Shaw, 37 year-old

Residents of Amboy Urged to Lock Vehicles

AMBOY – A string of car burglaries occurred in the predawn hours Tuesday in Amboy. The majority of those took place on the north side of the community in an area known as the Burke Subdivision. According

UPDATE: Investigation Continues in Fatal Fire

LOST LAKE – The investigation continues into a house fire that took six lives in rural Ogle County. After midnight Tuesday morning a 911 call came from within the home according to Sheriff Brian VanVickle. When emergency

Early Morning Vacant House Fire in Streator

STREATOR – A vacant house fire was extinguished by the Streator Fire Department early Monday morning. After midnight, emergency personal responded to a call of flames coming from a home in the 600 block of South Illinois