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Shabbona Bank Robbed Saturday

SHABBONA – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that a bank robbery occurred Saturday in Shabbona.   Before noon a white male entered the lobby of Resource Bank and demanded money from the teller.   The suspect was seen leaving the bank traveling east on US Route 30 in a dark ...Read more

Lincoln’s Law Office to be Reopened

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state’s budget crisis shuttered Abraham Lincoln’s former law office in Springfield. But city officials plan to reopen it on Saturday. Media outlets reports the first floor of the building will be the visitors’ center for the Springfield Convention ...Read more

Let it Snow! Up to 6-Inches and More Expected

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says parts of north central and northeastern Illinois could receive more than 6 inches of snow on Sunday. The weather service has posted a winter storm watch in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, ...Read more

IVCC Hosts Craft Fair

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College hosts its 11th annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Peter Miller Community Technology Center. Fair coordinator Lorri Foockle said, “We have quite an array of items for holiday shopping with over 30 ...Read more

Heartland Bank and Trust Donates to Local Schools

PRINCETON, IL—Heartland Bank and Trust Company recently donated over $5,700 to area schools through the Score With Heartland Bank program in support of local high school athletics. Through the program, Heartland Bank donated $25 for each touchdown participating schools made at a varsity home ...Read more

Train and Tractor Collide in Bureau County

WYANET – An Amtrak train and a tractor collided southwest of Wyanet Thanksgiving morning.    Emergency crews were called around 10 a.m. to a field about a mile and a half from town after a tractor with an Anhydrous bar implement was crossing the tracks at a private crossing  about 1/4 ...Read more

ISP Trooper Charged in Fatal High-Speed Collision

DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois State Police trooper has been charged in a high-speed collision that killed a young mother. Now-retired Master Sgt. Jeff Denning was charged Tuesday with one count of reckless homicide alleging that his excessive speed caused Kelly E. Wilson’s May ...Read more