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Fatal single vehicle crash near Granville

GRANVILLE – A Princeton man is dead after being ejected from his car near Granville Monday night. Putnam County Sheriffs, PCEMS and multiple fire departments were called shortly before 7 p.m. for a reported single vehicle car crash on Illinois Highway 71.  The driver, 37-year-old Malcolm ...Read more

Rockford Hospital Floods Monday

ROCKFORD – Water was seen pouring through the door of a Hospital in Rockford after heavy rains Monday night. In a statement from Mercy Health Hospital on Rockton Avenue, they said the no patients were in any danger and that the building will not be evacuated. A pharmacy area was flooded as ...Read more

Water Tower; Street Repairs Coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – A contractor was announced for upcoming projects at the City Council meeting in Mendota Monday.  According to the city’s aldermen, several streets, alleys and the water tower near the Mendota Civic Center will be repaired this year. Universal Asphalt & Excavating Inc. will ...Read more

Marseilles Detective Honored

MARSEILLES – Marseilles Police Department Investigator Jacob Callahan was awarded a commendation by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars on Saturday in Springfield. He was awarded for his work on a murder investigation involving a baby.This is Callahan’s second time being recognized ...Read more

Dekalb Man Dies in Head on Collision

DEKALB – A Dekalb County man is dead after being ejected from his SUV. Dekalb Sheriffs and Sycamore EMS were called shortly before 6 AM Saturday for a reported head on collision on First Street. 30-year-old Dominique L. Coleman of Dekalb was traveling Southbound, when he attempted to pass ...Read more

Vandals Damage Park Bathrooms

COMPTON – The two parks in the village of Compton were damaged over the weekend and have caused the bathrooms to be closed.    Officials locked the facilities until repairs could be made, but going forward they would only be unlocked if the park was rented for a special event. ...Read more

Canadian Man Dies Skydiving Near Ottawa

OTTAWA – A Canadian man has died after a skydiving accident near Ottawa on Friday.   According to the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office 68-year-old Reginald C. Hurlbut of British Columbia was pronounced dead at Skydive Chicago.  The incident is under investigation by the LaSalle ...Read more

Illinois Valley Veterans Memorial Bridge to Open

SPRING VALLEY – Illinois Valley Veterans Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open Monday in Spring Valley. The replacement Route 89 bridge over the Illinois River is going to be wider than the old bridge to allow for emergency vehicles, pedestrians and bike traffic. This summer demolition work ...Read more