Local Headlines

5 Illinois young people sue makers of e-cigarettes

CHICAGO (AP) — Five Illinois residents have joined the ranks of young people nationwide to sue the makers of e-cigarettes that allege the companies’ marketing tactics targeted them when they were minors. The Chicago Tribune reports the plaintiffs are suing in federal court top ...Read more

Mark Crash Spills Corn Monday

MARK – A tractor-trailer hauling grain overturned Monday morning after a crash but no serious injures were reported.  According to the Illinois State Police around 7 AM they were called to Illinois Route 71 at Mennie Lane in Mark for a two vehicle collision between a car driven by a ...Read more

OSHA investigates worker’s death at Sterling Steel

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death of a 46-year-old Illinois man who was found earlier this week at a steel company after likely falling from a silo taller than 60 feet. Sauk Valley Media reports that David Hanna was found dead ...Read more

Alligator Confiscated Near Rockford

MACHESNEY PARK – A young American Alligator was found by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Saturday.    Adult alligators can reach up to 15 feet in length, although the one taken by the Winnebago County Animal Services from Wiltshire Avenue location in Machesney Park around 7:30 PM ...Read more

Child Dead After Murder-Suicide in Joliet

JOLIET – A child is dead after a domestic dispute reportedly ended in gunfire Saturday in Joliet.   The Joliet Police Department say they were called around 2:45 PM to a residence in the 8300 block of Buckingham Lane for a disturbance phoned in by a neighbor.  Upon arrival police found a ...Read more