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Gun; Drugs Recovered in Bureau County Traffic Stop

PERU – An Iowa man is in custody after the Illinois State Police discovered a loaded weapon and drugs during a traffic stop. According to the Illinois State Police during a Wednesday traffic stop at the Plank Road interchange with Interstate 80, a probable cause search of a vehicle was ...Read more

Names Released in Deadly Dwight Fire

DWIGHT – The names of two men who died after a fire Wednesday in a multi-family home in Dwight have been released. According to the Livingston County Coroner 46-year-old Guy Ralph Sassinger and 42-year-old Chad David Weber, both residents of the 100 block of South Union Street perished. ...Read more

Two Dead After Dwight House Fire

DWIGHT – Two men are dead after a fire early Wednesday in a multi-family home in Dwight. According to the Dwight Fire Department they responded to a fire in the 100 block of South Union Street. Upon arrival, crews found the home heavily involved. Two male victims were found inside the ...Read more

IVCC Students to Stage Walk-Out Thursday

OGLESBY – A group of Illinois Valley Community College students is organizing a peaceful, 17-minute “walk-out” on campus at noon Thursday  in honor of the 17 students and staff killed in the Parkland, Fla., tragedy. The event is not an officially sponsored college event, and per the ...Read more

Missing Mans Vehicle Found Flooded In Tennessee

MENDOTA – A man traveling from Florida to Illinois who had been reported missing on March 16th still has not been found, but his vehicle has. According to the Mendota Police Department a 2017 Kia Sportage matching the description given by the family last known to be driven by 69-year-old ...Read more