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Dixon Man Promoted to Sergeant

DIXON – Joshua C. Wittenauer of Dixon was promoted to the rank of first sergeant during a promotion ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Dixon August 10. Wittenauer enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard in July 1995 as a stinger missile gunner in Battery C, 1st Battalion, 202nd ...Read more

Person Struck; Killed on 80 Sunday

JOLIET – An early Sunday morning incident on I-80 in Will County has left one person dead. Just after midnight the Illinois State Police began investigating the death of a person who was reportedly walking in the lanes of traffic near Joliet. A van was traveling west on the interstate when ...Read more

Donation Jar Stolen From Library

STREATOR – Streator Police are investigating an apparent theft of a donation jar at the Streator Public Library. Late Monday morning police were called to the Library on Park street after an unknown male allegedly took a donation jar off the counter and left. The investigation is ongoing as ...Read more

Bridge Demolition in Spring Valley Begins Tuesday

SPRING VALLEY – The demolition of parts of the old bridge over the Illinois River is set for today, weather permitting. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Illinois Route 89 and adjacent areas will be closed while the two southern spans of the old bridge are demolished. The ...Read more

Plano Police Seek Help Locating Woman

SANDWICH – The Plano Police are looking to locate a 75-year-old woman who was last seen at a Sandwich restaurant.   Myrna Hupach went to Star 34 Restaurant Monday morning and has not been seen since.  She was last seen in a 2000 Dodge van, red in color, with Illinois Plates P612583.  ...Read more

Plano Police Seek Help Locating Woman

                  UPDATE – She has been located in Missouri Safe   SANDWICH – The Plano Police are looking to locate a 75-year-old woman who was last seen at a Sandwich restaurant.   Myrna Hupach went to Star 34 Restaurant Monday ...Read more

Tire Blow Out Injures Motorcyclist

LOSTANT – A motorcyclist was seriously injured when his tire blew out on I-39.  According to State Police, around 3:15 Saturday afternoon, 32 year old Johnny Nidiffer, of Canton, was injured between Tonica and Lostant on I-39.  Police say Nidiffer was riding his 2006 Harley Davidson Ultra ...Read more

Rabies found in Leland Bat

OTTAWA – Warm weather brings more activity to bat populations in Illinois, and with that the greater chance of an encounter of one with rabies. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in Illinois, and a bat from Leland recently tested positive for the disease. The LaSalle County Health ...Read more

Mendota Not a Hot Spot of Suspicious Vehicles

HENNEPIN – Mendota is not a “Hot Spot” of suspicious vehicle activity, nor is any other community in the area.   A call about a vehicle in a driveway someone was concerned about on Saturday in Putnam County has caused numerous calls to law enforcement over what the department calls a ...Read more