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Weger set for release in 1960 triple-killing

CHICAGO (AP) — An 80-year-old man is set to be released this week from an Illinois prison, nearly six decades after he was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park. Chester Weger was granted parole in ...Read more

IVCC Regional Academic Challenge Winners Announced

OGLESBY – La Salle-Peru High School, Seneca High School and St. Bede Academy each won their respective team divisions at the Feb. 7 Illinois Valley Community College Regional Academic Challenge sponsored by Eastern Illinois University. LP won Division 1500 (enrollments of 701-1500) followed ...Read more

Dalzell Fire Department receives donated truck

DALZELL- A new engine was added to the fleet of the Dalzell Fire Department thanks to the generous donation from a department in McLean County.   On Friday Dalzell Fire Chief Rich Croissant and Engineer Jeff McCloskey traveled to Hudson to pick up the new truck.  The Hudson Fire Department ...Read more

Two dead, others injured in Minooka house fire

  MORRIS – Two people are dead and others injured after a house fire in Minooka Friday morning. According to the Grundy County Coroner John Callahan, 57-year-old Susan M. Weber died as a result of a house fire in Minooka shortly before 2 a.m. The Will County Coroner’s Office ...Read more