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More non-disposables found in Spring Valley sewers

  SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley city workers are finding more trash in sewer lines allegedly near a nursing home. According to assistant public works superintendent Chris Insco, the city experienced a sewer back up due to a grease blockage. Workers are certain where the garbage is coming ...Read more

Spring Valley to trial part time firefighter

SPRING VALLEY – Agreements were made between Spring Valley and their fire department on financing a part time firefighter. After much deliberation, the city agreed to help support the employment of a certified day time firefighter for one year to try and resolve the department’s issue of ...Read more

Police Dog Diagnosed With Leukemia to Retire

NORMAL – A police dog with nearly seven years on the Normal Police Department has had to retire after a diagnosis of leukemia. The Normal Police Department announced the news on social media that K-9 Barrett was found to have chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Officer Barrett has taken part in ...Read more

Child Airlifted after Tuesday Bureau County Fire

  DEPUE – Depue Fire Chief Steven Rauh says four residents were injured in a structure fire Tuesday morning and the family dog perished in the blaze in Bureau County. The home, located in the Lakeview Mobile Home park was a complete loss. A family of six lived in the home and, according to ...Read more

Bonds approved for Bureau County Jail 

PRINCETON – Bureau County Board approved general obligation bonds for the construction of a law enforcement center and jail at Tuesday night’s meeting. The ordinance states that the bonds will not exceed $12.3 million. In addition to the bonds, the board also voted to approve a Project ...Read more