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Illinois State Police Celebrates 100 Years

SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker was joined by Illinois State Police (ISP) Director Brendan F. Kelly in proclaiming April 1, 2022 through April 1, 2023 the “Illinois State Police Centennial” to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of ISP. On April 1, 1922, the first eight original sworn ...Read more

Goats perish in Putnam County Fire

GRANVILLE – A shed fire in Putnam County took the lives of five goats Wednesday.   The Granville-Hennepin Fire Protection District were called to North 1100th Ave near Granville around 7:30 AM.   A Putnam County Sheriffs Deputy used a Fire Extinguisher to extinguished most of the fire, ...Read more

IDOT to begin highway repairs in Oglesby

OGLESBY – Illinois 71 and Illinois 351 in Oglesby will see resurfacing and repairs beginning Friday. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that between Walnut Street and the Illinois 71 and Illinois 351 split will see a $1.12 million dollar rebuild, including guardrail and ...Read more

Authorities recover missing road and street signs

VARNA – A number of road and street signs were recovered last week in Marshall County. On March 25th the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office along with Marshall County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Varna. As a result of the search warrant, numerous road ...Read more