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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

Inclusive Swing at Lake Mendota Damaged

MENDOTA – There are many great areas for children to play in the city of Mendota, but if your child has mobility issues, there is only one swing set they can use, and unfortunately it was damaged over the weekend. The mother of 13 year-old Rosa enjoys the park by Lake Mendota for its ...Read more

Free Fishing Weekend in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – This Father’s Day weekend brings another opportunity to explore the outdoors with the annual Free Fishing Days. The 2019 Illinois Free Fishing Days celebration will take place June 14 – 17, once again coinciding with Father’s Day weekend. During this four-day ...Read more