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1/2 Pound of Marijuana Seized at State Park

DEKALB – A Dixon man has been arrested at a local state park after police say they found a half pound of marijuana. DeKalb County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to Shabbona Lake State Park around noon Saturday to serve an arrest warrant on someone at the campsite, and while doing so, ...Read more

Highway closures for HBO Show

LASALLE – Highway closures are en route next week do to TV productions. County Highway 5 will be closed Monday and Tuesday, August 20th and 21st from 7AM to 9PM from County Highway 57 to Route 23. The closure is to accommodate filming of an HBO production. A detour will be posted. ...Read more

Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

PONTIAC – A batch of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the Livingston County Health Department, the mosquitoes were collected in Pontiac. West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of a common house mosquito, which has picked up the virus by feeding on ...Read more

Rochelle Railcar Plant to Close

ROCHELLE, Ill. (AP) — A railcar manufacturing plant in northern Illinois is set to close as the factory building goes up for auction. Nippon Sharyo announced Thursday that it would be closing its Rochelle plant at the end of this month after a failure to deliver 130 bi-level Amtrak passenger ...Read more

Burglar Enters Home; Women’s Underwear Taken

AURORA – A man in Aurora is accused of a burglary on Wednesday in which he allegedly stole women’s underwear from a home. According to the Aurora Police Department just before midnight on August 15th they received a call from the 100 block of Lincoln Avenue from a homeowner who heard ...Read more

Heroin Overdoses in Ottawa

OTTAWA – 3 heroin overdoses within the last 30 minutes were reported in Ottawa today. According to the Ottawa Police Department the same batch of heroin is the cause for the 3 overdoses in just a short period of time. The Ottawa Police are asking everyone to share the information with any ...Read more

IVCC Approves Budget for 2019

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College is planning for an increase in their budget for 2019. Following a Thursday meeting, the IVCC Board announced that they had approved a $34.4 million budget for 2019, which will be an 8 percent increase over the previous year’s budget. ...Read more