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Rural Lee County Crash Kills Dixon Woman

DIXON – A Dixon woman has died after a crash Friday in rural Lee County.   The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that around 2 PM a two vehicle collision on Lowell Park Road near Timber Creek Road sent 84-year-old Jerle Barton to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  The ...Read more

No Contract in Sight

MENDOTA- In releases Saturday afternoon both sides of the District 289 contract dispute stated that the four hour session at Mendota High School failed.   Teachers walked off the job on October 16th after working without a contract since August.   Proposals were presented by both sides, ...Read more

Community rally scheduled for Mendota teachers

  MENDOTA – A resolution is underway as negotiations between the Mendota’s Teachers Union and District 289 continued this morning at Mendota’s High School. On Friday, teachers agreed to meet again with district officials to settle labor disputes. Teachers walked off the ...Read more

Fatal accident at Starved Rock State Park

  UTICA – A fatal accident occurred at Starved Rock State Park, Saturday morning, according to Conservation Police Sergeant Phil Wire. Just after 10 a.m., the Utica Fire Department was called to the Council Overhand at Starved Rock State Park for a subject who allegedly fell 40 feet ...Read more