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Body of Missing DeKalb County Teen Found Friday

GENOA – The body of a missing DeKalb County teen was found Friday less than a mile from his home. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office announced that 19-year-old Joseph A. Maynard was identified by the DeKalb County Coroner after being found in rural Genoa. The teen was reported missing ...Read more

Illinois State Museum Announces New Director

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced the appointment of Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko as director of the Illinois State Museum. The appointment is the result of a nationwide search by a special committee of the State Museum Board. “We’re ...Read more

OSF to host prenatal and baby health fair

OTTAWA – Are you expecting, have a little one, or are planning for your family’s future? Join the OSF HealthCare Family Birth Center at the new Prenatal and Baby Health Fair to have all of your questions answered. Expectant, current and future mothers are encouraged to stop by Meeting Room 1 ...Read more

Friday Night Fire in Ottawa

‪ OTTAWA – Multiple area departments were called to a structure fire in Ottawa Friday night.  Around 9:30 PM crews arrived in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street and activated a MABAS Division 25 alarm to summon other surrounding departments to the scene.   Supporting crews battling the ...Read more

Body found in Genoa

GENOA – A body was found in Genoa Friday morning. According to Dekalb County Sheriffs, just before 9 a.m. they were called west of Ellwood Green subdivision for a reported body discovered. Authorities say upon arrival they located the body of a decreased person in a farm field. ...Read more

New Staff Hires at IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture, industrial maintenance, welding and nursing programs will receive an infusion of new instructional talent this fall following Thursday’s board meeting. Trustees approved the hiring of Kathryn Lillie, a recent graduate of the ...Read more

Amboy Police Chief Announces Retirement

AMBOY – Amboy Police Chief Jeffery Blake announced his retirement Friday. In a letter to the community he thanked the numerous people he has worked with over the years in the Lee County community. The Amboy High School Graduate joined the Amboy Police Department in 1992. He was appointed ...Read more