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Granville man dies while hunting

GRANVILLE – A Granville man died of a heart attack while hunting. According to the Putnam County Death Investigator Bob Cofoid, a 29-year-old man from rural Granville was setting up to duck hunt with other hunters when he suffered the alleged heart attack and died at the scene. The Putnam ...Read more

Yednock gives update on Marilla Park project

STREATOR – State Representative Lance Yednock is working towards making the Marilla Park Pond trench-out a reality. The representative for the 76th District says he agreed to help Streator out before he went into office and although he’s been busy since then, he’s wrangled up ...Read more

Pekin man dies after fall from boat in Louisiana

POINTE-AUX-CHENES – A Pekin, Illinois man has died after a mishap at a dock involving an ice chest in Louisiana. The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said that on Monday afternoon 70-year-old Johnny Martin was a passenger on a small boat when they attempted to offload a 50-quart ...Read more

Person who allegedly fled traffic stop in custody

LASALLE – A man who allegedly fled a traffic stop and then later was pursued by the Princeton Police is in custody. According to Illinois State Police District 17, the unnamed person is now in custody. His identity is yet to be released nor have specific charges been announced. The Bureau ...Read more

Gillette’s receive key to Ottawa

OTTAWA – The key to the city of Ottawa was awarded to Don and Betty Gillette at Tuesday night’s council meeting. Comissioner Wayne Eichelkraut says the parade product business owners have become synonymous with music and holiday festivities. The couple of 62 years developed the festival ...Read more