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Lee County Residents Escape Thursday Morning Fire

AMBOY – Two residents of a home in rural Lee County Northeast of Amboy escaped injury Thursday morning after a fire heavily damaged their home. According to the Amboy Fire Department, they were called to the scene around 6:30 AM to the home and when they arrived they discovered flames ...Read more

Marseilles PD joins neighborhood watch app

MARSEILLES – The Marseilles Police Department joined a digital neighborhood watch program. “Neighbors by Ring” is an app where residents can get real-time crime and safety alerts from neighbors and law enforcement. According to Marseilles Police, they will be using the app to ...Read more

Summer Road Construction to Cause Possible Delays

OTTAWA – Many area highways are going to be seeing construction crews once again this summer, with large resurfacing work planned over the next few months. IDOT announced that Illinois Route 251 from Shooting Park Road to 7th Street in Peru will be undergoing repairs starting at the end of ...Read more

Sewer work planned for Illinois Ave. in Mendota

MENDOTA – Infrastructure work is being planned for Illinois Avenue in Mendota. At Monday night’s city council meeting, Alderman Bill Hunt reported that sewer work will be done in addition to Illinois Avenue’s beautification project. The city will install new sewer lining, a ...Read more

Body of 16-year-old found at Waukegan Harbor

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — A body discovered at Waukegan Harbor on Lake Michigan has been identified as a 16-year-old boy missing from the Chicago suburb of Grayslake. The Lake County Coroner’s Office on Monday said it had performed an autopsy on Matthew Garcia and preliminary results show he ...Read more