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Summer Travel Headaches Coming for Troy Grove

TROY GROVE – Farmers, sand and gravel haulers will have to travel a little bit more to get to I-39 this summer due to a bridge replacement on US Route 52 outside of Troy Grove.   IDOT plans to start the project April 1st, and, weather permitting, be done in late November.   The bridge ...Read more

OSF Promoting ‘Live Well Streator’

STREATOR – The Streator community can look forward to new high-tech wellness opportunities through Live Well Streator. Participants will have access to wellness workshops, online exercise trackers and more with the online platform powered by OSF HealthCare. Registration will be available ...Read more

Oglesby Fire Department Warn of Scam

OGLESBY- The Oglesby Fire Department warned the public of a phone scam on Monday.   They reported that residents have been receiving calls from someone claiming to be the Oglesby Fire Department and offering to check smoke detector batteries.  The caller also tries to accept donations over ...Read more

Junior Achievement Day Set in Mendota

MENDOTA- The Mendota City Council approved a proclamation for an upcoming day of recognition at Monday’s City Council Meeting. April 4th, 2019 was proclaimed Junior Achievement Day. The City Council also approved a $3,000 donation to the YMCA for Summer Camp Programs. ...Read more

Man shot in Aurora over inappropriate comments

  AURORA – An Aurora man was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting his neighbor in the leg over inappropriate comments. Police say Abelardo Ramos, 26, of Aurora confronted his Neighbor, Christian Aguilera, 23 of Rolling Meadows, after Aguilera made an inappropriate remark towards ...Read more

Mendota Police Capture Baaa’d Goat

MENDOTA- A gruff situation transpired in Mendota Monday as police had to butt heads with an unusual escapee – a goat.  Authorities were at first skeptical of the call, assuming it was dispatch just kidding around.  The goat was apprehended in the 300 block of 2nd Ave. without incident and ...Read more

No Bond Hearing Yet For Standoff Suspect

PRINCETON – The man who was the center of the police standoff in Princeton most of the day on Friday has not yet had a bond hearing. Princeton Police say they were called to the 600 block of North First Street early Friday for the report of a person with a weapon in a home. Inside, they say ...Read more