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Cherry Debuts New Art Installation

CHERRY – North Central Illinois Artworks will put up their 3rd installation of public art in Cherry. NCI ART President, Chris Coughlin teamed up with Chicago and Mendota based artist, Ray Paseka to help build a mural in appreciation to the community. According to Coughlin the goal of the ...Read more

Morris Woman Dies After Tire Blow Out on I-55

JOLIET – A woman is dead after a tire blew out on a minivan early Thursday morning. According to the Illinois State Police 54-year-old Linda Reynolds of Morris was traveling south on I-55 near Joliet when she lost control and collided with the center median. An SUV traveling southbound ...Read more

Mendota Police Earn Award

TINLEY PARK – The Mendota Police Department on Wednesday earned an award for Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety at an awards banquet in Tinley Park.   The 25th Annual Traffic Safety Challenge Awards Banquet honored Mendota Officers for their work over the previous year.  The event, put on by ...Read more

Dixon Man Promoted to Sergeant

DIXON – Joshua C. Wittenauer of Dixon was promoted to the rank of first sergeant during a promotion ceremony at the National Guard Armory in Dixon August 10. Wittenauer enlisted in the Illinois Army National Guard in July 1995 as a stinger missile gunner in Battery C, 1st Battalion, 202nd ...Read more

Person Struck; Killed on 80 Sunday

JOLIET – An early Sunday morning incident on I-80 in Will County has left one person dead. Just after midnight the Illinois State Police began investigating the death of a person who was reportedly walking in the lanes of traffic near Joliet. A van was traveling west on the interstate when ...Read more

Donation Jar Stolen From Library

STREATOR – Streator Police are investigating an apparent theft of a donation jar at the Streator Public Library. Late Monday morning police were called to the Library on Park street after an unknown male allegedly took a donation jar off the counter and left. The investigation is ongoing as ...Read more

Bridge Demolition in Spring Valley Begins Tuesday

SPRING VALLEY – The demolition of parts of the old bridge over the Illinois River is set for today, weather permitting. The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Illinois Route 89 and adjacent areas will be closed while the two southern spans of the old bridge are demolished. The ...Read more

Plano Police Seek Help Locating Woman

SANDWICH – The Plano Police are looking to locate a 75-year-old woman who was last seen at a Sandwich restaurant.   Myrna Hupach went to Star 34 Restaurant Monday morning and has not been seen since.  She was last seen in a 2000 Dodge van, red in color, with Illinois Plates P612583.  ...Read more