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Morris man found dead, multiple stab wounds

MORRIS – A Morris man was found dead in his apartment with stab wounds to his body, according to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office. 65-year-old Daniel Smiley, was found dead in his apartment Friday morning. Preliminary investigation indicates Smiley sustained multiple stab wounds ...Read more

Routine bridge inspections for Ottawa soon

OTTAWA – Bridges in Ottawa will have their routine inspections soon. Two bridges on Post Street north of Prairie Street, one on Champlain Street and another one on east Main Street over the Fox River will be examined. Commissioner Less says this will not affect traffic and is expected to be ...Read more

Spring has sprung! Local eagles begin nesting

OGLESBY – Prime mating season for local birds has begun, which means we can expect to see more eagles soar across the Illinois Valley. Lisa Sons, Natural Resource Coordinator for Starved Rock and Matheissen Park says eagles are currently nesting preparing to drop their eggs. Typically, ...Read more