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Lee County Man Dies After Head On Crash

FRANKLIN GROVE – A Lee County man is dead after a Friday morning head on crash in Ogle County.   In a release by the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, they say that a 28-year-old Byron man was traveling south and 49-year-old Michael Chavera of Dixon was traveling north on Lowden Road around ...Read more

State Trooper Struck; Killed Saturday on Interstate

DOWNERS GROVE – A vehicle has struck and killed an Illinois State Police Trooper Saturday afternoon. ISP Director Leo P. Schmitz announced the line of duty death of District 15 (Downers Grove) Trooper Christopher Lambert. Trooper Lambert was on the scene of a three-vehicle traffic crash in the ...Read more

Homicide Reported Early Saturday in Peoria

PEORIA – A man is dead after being shot early Saturday in Peoria.   Peoria Police say around 5 a.m. shot spotter alerted them to an incident in the 2300 block of West Marquette Street.   Officers discovered an adult male with gunshot wounds in the backyard of a residence.   He was ...Read more

SNAP benefits to be issued early

CHICAGO (AP) — The state of Illinois says federal food assistance money will be provided through the end of February during the government shutdown. The Illinois Department of Human Services said Friday that February SNAP benefits will be issued to Illinois customers about a week and a half ...Read more

Government shutdown impacts airline travel

LASALLE – Sick outs and non reporting for work by Transportation Security Airport screeners and Federal Aviation Administration safety inspectors is likely to increase if the government shutdown continues, according to flyersrights.org. So far local travel agency owner, Anna Lijewski (LEE- ...Read more

Credit Card Skimmers Found in DeKalb County

SANDWICH – Credit card skimming devices have been found at a gas station in southern DeKalb County.  In a release by the Sandwich Police Department, they, along with the Illinois Department of Agriculture, discovered the devices on pumps at a Mobil Station on US Route 34.   A card ...Read more

Plans for IVCC Ag Facility Reviewed

OGLESBY- Before the monthly meeting of the Illinois Valley Community College board, the board’s facilities committee reviewed details for a proposed agriculture storage facility to be built on the site of the recently demolished dairy barn. The 7,500-square-foot building would house a tractor, ...Read more