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Wind farm work cause road closures starting Monday

OTTAWA – Work on the Otter Creek Wind Farm will have some roads closed temporarily beginning Monday.  The LaSalle County Highway Department say that North 12th Road between Illinois Route 18 and East 26th Road and East 26th Road between North 12th Road and North 13th Road will be closed ...Read more


Dwight man killed in Livingston County crash

PONTIAC – A man from Dwight is dead after a crash Saturday in Livingston County. The Illinois State Police say around 4 PM at US Route 66 and East 1830 North Road an SUV driven by a 20-year-old Pontiac man allegedly failed to stop at the intersection striking a motorcycle. The 77-year-old ...Read more


State park staff raise concerns about litter

UTICA – Millions of visitors come to North Central Illinois to take in the wonders of Starved Rock State Park, but thousands leave something else behind – garbage.    Officials at the Utica attraction pleaded over the weekend on social media that people take responsibility for their ...Read more


Channahon man killed in I-80 motorcycle wreck

MORRIS – A Channahon man is dead after a crash on I-80 Sunday afternoon.   Authorities say 35-year-old Nathan Oliver Carrol was traveling eastbound near Morris when for unknown reasons he lost control and went down, sliding over 300 feet.  The Grundy County Coroner’s Office say he was ...Read more


Illinois Covid Deaths Hit 3 Month Low

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Deparement of Public Health says 15 people in the state were reported to have died from Covid-19 on Sunday.  According to the department, that’s the fewest deaths since March 30th shortly after the pandemic was declared.  The state also says that 646 new ...Read more