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Late Deer Season to Combat CWD in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – A late winter antler-less only deer season will kick off next week in parts of Illinois. The Department of Natural Resources has opened up another weekend to help combat Chronic Wasting Disease in the deer population. Area counties that will have permits available include ...Read more

Streator Fire Presents Plans for 2019 and Beyond

STREATOR – Streator’s Fire Chief Gary Bird presented his annual strategic plan at a city of a whole meeting on Tuesday. This year, goals for the fire department consisted of various risk reduction programs like fall prevention, a program that would provide house inspections to help at ...Read more

New Illinois Assembly Sworn In

SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Sue Rezin (pictured) and State Representative Lance Yednock were sworn into office Wednesday at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration. Rezin, a Republican will begin her third term in the 38th District after winning 60 percent of votes against ...Read more

Rural Lee County Electrical Fire Wednesday Night

ASHTON – Damage was kept to a minimum Wednesday night north of West Brooklyn after a resident noticed smoke in their home   Owner Bob Cheeseman said the home, located in the 1500 block of Brooklyn Road in Ashton had electric ceiling radiant heat, and apparently one of the panels shorted ...Read more

Streator City Manager Leaving After Four Years

STREATOR – The City Manager of Streator will be leaving to take on a new position downstate.  Mayor Jimmie Lansford said Wednesday that City Manager Scot Wrighton would be leaving his position later this year to take a similar position in Decatur, Illinois. The exact details of this ...Read more

Lee County Sheriff Warns of Fraud Callers

DIXON – Complaints have come in to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office from residents who are receiving calls from individuals impersonating government officials demanding money.  Sheriff John Simonton issued a warning Tuesday that a number of complaints have been taken from residents ...Read more

Oreo-maker moving headquarters

DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Oreo-maker Mondelez International Inc. is moving its headquarters from a Chicago suburb into the city. The snack producer announced Tuesday it would move about 400 jobs from Deerfield into Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood. Mondelez says it signed a 15-year lease ...Read more

Semi truck trailer accident in LaSalle

LASALLE – A two semi truck trailer accident occurred in LaSalle on Tuesday. According to Illinois State Police, they the LaSalle Police Department, LaSalle Fire Department, Utica Fire and EMS as well as the Illinois Department of Transportation all assisted in a semi truck trailer accident ...Read more

New Officers and Changes to ESDA coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council approved the hiring of two part-time police officers at Monday’s city council meeting. Officers Shawn Emmet and Daniel Hernandez join the force one month after the appointment of Mendota’s new police chief Greg Kellen. City Council members also voted ...Read more