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Kane County Sergeant Facing Cocaine Charge

ELGIN – A Kane County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant has been charged with unlawful possession of cocaine. Aaron Feiza, 44, was taken into custody Wednesday after an investigation found he allegedly had drugs in February of 2019. In a statement released jointly by the Illinois Attorney ...Read more

Amazon Announces Lee County Energy Project

DIXON – Retail and tech giant Amazon has announced plans to build a solar farm in Lee County. Specifics were not announced in the press release put out on Tuesday, but the project is part of the company’s climate pledge. Gov. J.B. Pritzker said that “Illinois is proud to have ...Read more

Amboy Ranked Third in 1A Girls Basketball

AMBOY – The Amboy girls basketball team had a win over Ashton-Franklin Center last night 52-31 in a dominate performance that has them with a record of 7-0 and ranked third in class 1A IHSA state rankings, trailing Lanark Eastland and Lewistown. Saturday they’ll be taking on ...Read more

Flanagan Man Killed in Livingston County Crash

FLANAGAN – A Flanagan man has died after a Wednesday morning single vehicle crash in Livingston County.   Authorities say 30-year-old Timothy F. McKinley was traveling on 300 East Road near Route 116 when for unknown reasons his truck left the roadway and struck a tree.   He was ...Read more

Ottawa requests tax levy increase

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is requesting an over 6% increase to their tax levy. The request was placed on file at Tuesday night’s city council meeting for an increased levy of 6.33% or $400,000 more than the amount requested in the previous year.  According to Commissioner Wayne ...Read more

LaSalle council calls out feral cat feeders

LASALLE – Concerns over residents feeding feral cats in LaSalle was addressed at Monday’s city council meeting. According to Mayor Jeff Grove, people in the neighborhood are putting food out and sheltering stray cats. According to City Attorney James McPhedran, prohibiting people from ...Read more

Contamination all cleaned up at Northwest School

LASALLE – The Environmental Protection Agency cleanup at Northwest School in LaSalle is substantially completed. According to Superintendent Brian DeBernardi, the majority of fencing around the once contaminated site is now removed. DeBernardi says the district made a collective decision to ...Read more