MENDOTA – A Mendota man was arrested for reckless discharge of a firearm after an investigation into shots being fired early Monday. Around 1:15 AM Mendota police were called to the 100 block of Cherry Street where authorities say 48-year-old Oscar A. Gonzalez allegedly had fired a gun ...Read more
MENDOTA – Rail crossings in downtown Mendota will be closed for repairs this week. The BNSF Railroad will have the 8th and 5th St crossings closed starting Tuesday. The work is expected to take three days to complete.
MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council on Monday approved a proposed amendment to the city municipal code to allow beehives. In July the matter was first brought forward by residents interested in having hives. The ordinance was passed by a vote of 5-3.
Residents will be allowed one ...Read more
PRINCETON – The teen from rural Princeton that was killed Saturday morning in a single vehicle crash has been identified. The Bureau County Coroner announced that 18-year-old Chase Morgan of rural Princeton was killed in the rollover that occurred two miles north-east of Princeton. The ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker announced that $40 million in payments are being made to 1,250 small cities, towns and villages across Illinois, representing the first wave of more than $742 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act aid. These federal relief dollars can be used to cover ...Read more
MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center is offering a Safe Sitter course for young teens, grades 6-8. Safe Sitter will be held on Saturday, August 21, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Conference Room C. This course provides hands-on practice in lifesaving techniques for young ...Read more
SPRINGFIELD – The deadline to apply for the Illinois Fire Department COVID Assistance Grant has been extended to this Friday. Governor JB Pritzker and Illinois State Fire Marshal Matt Perez announced a funding opportunity addressing Illinois fire departments impacted by the COVID-19 ...Read more
PRINCETON – A teen from rural Princeton was killed Saturday morning in a single vehicle crash. The Bureau County Sheriff’s Office reported that around 6:15 AM they were called to an intersection about two miles north-east of Princeton where they found an SUV had rolled, taking the life ...Read more
MENDOTA – The Mini-King and Queen for this year’s and last year’s Sweet Corn Festival were announced Saturday morning in Mendota. Eastyn Longmire and Ava Kelly were honored as the 2020 Mini-King and Queen, sharing duties with 2021 Mini-King Jonah Randolph and Mini-Queen ...Read more
MENDOTA — The Mendota Museum and Historical Society posthumously honored hometown hero Stan Gehler Saturday during the Mendota Sweet Corn Festival.
Ken Gehler, Stan’s older brother spoke about not only his brother’s service but his achievements he earned during his time in the military.
In ...Read more