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Tips to keep your pipes from freezing this season

STREATOR – Colder weather with windchills into the negatives are with us once again, and keep our homes warm becomes a priority, due to the risk of water damage from frozen and bust pipes. Illinois American Water Spokesperson Karen Cotton says there are ways to prevent the headache and ...Read more

Two dead after Marshall County crash

SPARLAND – Two Peoria residents are dead after a two vehicle crash that also injured a Mount Prospect man. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office say they were called to Route 29 north of Sparland for what investigators are saying was a head on collision. Around 2:15 PM 72-year-old ...Read more

Dekalb PD welcomes new K9

DEKALB – Dekalb Police introduced a new K9 to their department. Selected from a field of 8 candidates, Kota, a Dutch Shepard born in Poland, will fill the K9 position this spring. Dekalb Police Officer Nicholson and Kota will be headed to Decatur for an 8-week class starting January 27th. ...Read more

Colder temperatures and winter blast on the way

OTTAWA – A weekend snowstorm could impact the area late Friday through Saturday, with accumulations of up to 5″ of snow possible. The National Weather Service says a wintry mix of freezing rain and snow late this afternoon will pass through north central Illinois pushed by a cold air ...Read more

Damage limited in rural Bureau County fire

ARLINGTON – The damage was limited and a home saved after a Thursday morning fire in rural Bureau County.   The Arlington Fire Department was called around 7:45 AM to a home on 2950 East Street for a reported electrical fire.   Cherry, Ladd and LaMoille also responded and the fire was ...Read more