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Lee County K9 Finds Drugs First Day on the Job

DIXON – The first day on the job for a Lee County Sheriff’s Department K9 was a productive one, with an arrest for alleged drug possession.  Nemo began his first shift on Wednesday and after a traffic stop around 11:30 AM, he detected the presence of alleged narcotics, leading to the ...Read more

NWS predicts Il River crests near historic

ALTON, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service predicts crests along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers in the coming week could near historic levels. Madison County emergency management officials say agencies are starting to preposition equipment near levees and the county has sent its ...Read more

New City Clock Unveiled in Peru

PERU – A new addition in front of the Peru City Hall will be greeting visitors with timely information. The City of Peru Clock, adorned with a plaque honoring former mayor Donald Baker, was revealed Wednesday at a ceremony attended by current Mayor Scott Harl. The funds to purchase and ...Read more

Injuries in I-39 Rollover; Dog Located After Crash

MENDOTA- Troy Grove and Mendota Fire Departments responded to a single vehicle rollover around 5 AM Wednesday morning on I-39.   Seven occupants with minor injures were reported in the crash that occurred near mile marker 75.   The Fire Department was notified by the family that a dog was with ...Read more