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Weger freed after 59 years

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (Chicago Tribune) — An 80-year-old man has been freed after spending nearly 60 years in prison following his 1961 conviction in the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women who were bludgeoned to death in a state park. Chester Weger emerged Friday from Pinckneyville ...Read more

Streator Fire Dept. gets equipment upgrades

STREATOR – Streator’s Fire Department will be purchasing a self-contained breathing apparatus, through grant funds received last year. In September, the Illinois Department of Homeland Security awarded Streator’s Fire Department with just over $143,600 for 20 breathing ...Read more