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Mendota Police to Up Enforcement Near Schools

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department will begin actively upgrading enforcement in school zones beginning Monday.  They say they’ll be focusing on child safety seats, use of cell phones and speeding in and around the community.  The Mendota Police will be enhancing their patrols ...Read more

Infant Kidnapping Fabricated Saturday Night

FARMINGTON – A statewide Amber Alert that was issued for an infant that was in a stolen car was a hoax created by a man who allegedly was the victim of a robbery during a drug deal.   The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office say they received a call around 5 p.m.  for a stolen car from a ...Read more

Streator Pushes to Ban Sweepstakes Machines

STREATOR – The city of Streator is pushing for a ban on non-licensed video gambling also known as sweepstakes machines. In a council meeting earlier this week, council agreed to draft an ordinance to ban the machines. The profits from the non-licensed machines stay with the business and the ...Read more

Victorian Holiday at the Hegeler Carus Mansion

LASALLE – The Hegeler Carus Foundation will host their annual holiday celebration beginning Friday evening. Travel back in time to 1898 at the Hegeler Carus Mansion and attend a recreations of a holiday party the Hegeler and Carus families may have personally hosted in their Victorian home. ...Read more

Bomb Hoax Emails Reported Nationwide

CHICAGO— Businesses and schools were evacuated because of a bomb threat hoax across the United States Thursday. Rush-Copley Hospital and the Aurora City Hall were among many places that received threats according to the Aurora Police Department. Rochelle Community Hospital also reported getting ...Read more