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Two Firefighters; EMT Injured After Boat Explosion

OGLESBY- Two Oglesby Firefighters and an EMT were injured during a water rescue training exercise Wednesday night on the Vermillion River. Around 7 PM two ambulances were called to the Oglesby boat launch next to the Ed Hand Bridge for what was described as an explosion.  According to assistant ...Read more

Lanes open up at Starved Rock’s lower parking lot

OGLESBY- Starved Rock State Park has reopened 2 lanes in the lower parking lot off of the west entrance to the park as of Wednesday morning. The remainder of the parking lot as well as the boat ramp and picnic area remain closed due to debris and continuing clean up of silt and mud leftover from ...Read more

Inclusive Swing at Lake Mendota Damaged

MENDOTA – There are many great areas for children to play in the city of Mendota, but if your child has mobility issues, there is only one swing set they can use, and unfortunately it was damaged over the weekend. The mother of 13 year-old Rosa enjoys the park by Lake Mendota for its ...Read more

Van Reported Stolen in Streator

STREATOR – The Streator Police are on the lookout for a reportedly stolen gold 2005 Chrysler Town & Country Mini Van with Illinois Plates 495794. Authorities say it was taken Monday between 6 AM and 3 PM from the 500 block of Montgomery Street. Anyone with any information on the ...Read more

OSF HealthCare donates to Mendota High School

MENDOTA – OSF HealthCare announced a donation of $1,025 to the Mendota Township High School that will benefit MHS athletic programs.  The donation is from the proceeds from the sports physical clinic fundraiser that took place at Mendota High School on May 8. Dawn Trompeter, OSF Saint Paul ...Read more