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EHD in Deer Spreading Along River

SPRINGFIELD – Through October the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease, or EHD, in white-tailed deer. EHD is a viral disease of white-tailed deer that can cause a high fever, and dead animals often are found near ...Read more

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 Vikings’ Ring of Honor back in 2004.  ...Read more

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. A preliminary autopsy indicates Rogers died from drowning ...Read more

DeKalb County Crash Sends Rochelle Man to Jail

SHABBONA, IL – A Rochelle man was arrested after deputies say he fled an accident Saturday afternoon. DeKalb County Sheriff’s officials say a 2005 Honda Accord left Shabbona Road at a high rate of speed and crashed into a ditch. Deputies say that the driver fled the scene on foot ...Read more

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.   Additional area departments were also called, including Troy Grove, Earlville, Amboy, ...Read more