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Iowa man shot after fleeing traffic stop

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a northwestern Illinois police officer fired a gunshot that wounded an Iowa man following an attempted traffic stop. Police say the shooting happened Sunday night in Silvis, Illinois, just east of Moline in the Quad Cities area. Police say a 24-year-old ...Read more

Trucker sentenced for shooting out vehicle window

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin trucker has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for a slingshot and metal ball bearings to shatter a van window while driving along Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin L. Casey of Janesville, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to a felony for ...Read more

Kane County Authorities Announce Heroin Arrest

AURORA – One man was arrested on Heroin charges in Aurora after a search warrant in Kane County.   The Aurora Police Department announces that on December 12th they executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Garfield Ave.  Taken into custody was 60-year-old Robert E. Merriweather who ...Read more

Jennifer Sines Appointed IVCH Pharmacy Director

PERU– Jennifer Sines is the new pharmacy director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. A 2000 graduate of Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy, Sines has worked full-time as a pharmacist at IVCH since 2003.  Before then she had worked holidays and summers at the hospital as a ...Read more

Engineer selected for streetscape project

STREATOR – Chamlin and Associates Inc. will be the firm that will take on designing traffic signal improvements in downtown Streator. The project is a component of the downtown street scape project that will begin in 2019. City Engineer Jeremy Palm says street lights, and concrete work, ...Read more

Streator Approves High Tech EMS devices

STREATOR – The city of Streator authorized the purchase of high tech medical equipment for the Streator EMS. In a council meeting on Wednesday, the city authorized the purchase of a CPR Monitor that gives real-time feedback while a person is performing CPR, indicating how hard and fast the ...Read more