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New proceedings ordered in power-line land dispute

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that had stopped construction of a massive power line through eastern Illinois. The court’s 7-0 ruling Thursday affects 35 Edgar County eminent domain actions by Ameren Transmission Co. to obtain land for the ...Read more

New Senior Living Community Coming to Streator

STREATOR – Ground was broken Thursday for a new 74-unit assisted living community in Streator. The Villas of Holly Brook Assisted Living and Reflections memory Care Community will be built in the 2000 block of East Main Street and is expected to be completed by the summer of 2019. The ...Read more

Man Killed in Head On Pickup Crash in Lee County

DIXON – One man is dead after a two-vehicle collision in rural Lee County Wednesday afternoon. According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on Illinois Route 2 near Sink Hollow Road around 3:30 p.m. two trucks collided head on. The man driving northbound, 68-year-old Stephen Vagle of ...Read more

Grant Approved For Streator Sidewalks

STREATOR – Streator City Council members approved the “Safe Routes to Schools” grant application at a City Council meeting Wednesday night. The $200,000 grant will go towards installing sidewalks so that kids can walk or ride their bikes to school in a safe environment. City engineer ...Read more

Two Shot; One Killed in Wednesday Aurora Shooting

AURORA – Two men were shot, one fatally, while inside of a car in an Aurora coin laundry parking lot Wednesday evening. Around 7 p.m. Aurora police say there was no discernible description of the suspect who walked up to the vehicle in the 800 block of W. Illinois Ave., shot multiple ...Read more

OSF Welcomes New Provider

OTTAWA – OSF HealthCare Medical Group – Ottawa Starfire Drive is pleased to announce that Carrie Finley, Advanced Practice Nurse (APN), has joined Dr. Ushasri Koganti’s Family Medicine care team. Finley provides care for patients from birth to seniors and considers herself the ...Read more

LaSalle County Doctor Sentenced

CHICAGO (AP) – A LaSalle County physician who pleaded guilty last year to charges of illegally dispensing opioids and other prescription medicine in exchange for cash or sex has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago says that Dr. Constantino ...Read more