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Two Firefighters; EMT Injured After Boat Explosion

OGLESBY- Two Oglesby Firefighters and an EMT were injured during a water rescue training exercise Wednesday night on the Vermillion River. Around 7 PM two ambulances were called to the Oglesby boat launch next to the Ed Hand Bridge for what was described as an explosion.  According to assistant ...Read more

Lanes open up at Starved Rock’s lower parking lot

OGLESBY- Starved Rock State Park has reopened 2 lanes in the lower parking lot off of the west entrance to the park as of Wednesday morning. The remainder of the parking lot as well as the boat ramp and picnic area remain closed due to debris and continuing clean up of silt and mud leftover from ...Read more