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Fire Destroys Truck in Bureau County

SEATONVILLE – The Seatonville Fire Department, along with Ladd and Spring Valley Fire battled an early Thursday truck fire that destroyed a semi-tractor.   Around 2:30 a.m. crews were called to the Seatonville Elevator for a fully engulfed fire in the parking lot.  The fire was ...Read more

Ottawa Recognized for Flood Prevention Work

OTTAWA – An award from FEMA will pave the way for lower flood insurance premiums for Ottawa residents. Thursday the city was honored with a Class 2 Community Rating, which is the second highest nationwide. The National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System is how companies ...Read more

Cocaine and Pills Found in Sublette Raid Monday

SUBLETTE – Three have been arrested after a raid by the Lee County Joint Operations Group in Sublette on Monday. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, the Operations Group along with the Dixon Police Department and Lee County Deputies executed a search warrant on a residence ...Read more

Bureau County veteran honored by Quilts of Valor

PRINCETON – The Illinois Valley Quilts of Valor group and the Princeton Flags of Freedom Organization honored a Bureau County veteran at Tuesday nights board meeting. Ralph Anderson was recognized for his service in the Korean War with a handmaid quilt that was wrapped around him, ...Read more