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Six Die in Rural Dixon Fire

DIXON – A fire in rural Dixon has claimed six lives early Tuesday morning. According to the Ogle County Sheriff’s Office, a call came in just after midnight for a home in the 200 block of North Miami Drive for smoke in the basement. Eight area fire departments responded to the home, ...Read more

Two Vehicle Crash Kills Man in Grand Ridge

STREATOR – An Essex Illinois man was killed when a semi tractor trailer and a box truck collided on US Route 23 north of Grand Ridge Friday morning.  37-year old Dustin W. Webster was pronounced dead at the scene by the LaSalle County Coroner’s Office. The road was closed for over ...Read more

DeKalb Woman Charged in Childs Death

DEKALB – A two year old is dead and a DeKalb woman has been arrested after allegedly slamming the childs head into a hardwood floor last Friday. On November 10th the DeKalb Police Department were notified that a child had sustained a severe brain injury under suspicious circumstances. ...Read more

One Dead After Crash Near Leland

LELAND – A collision near Leland has left one person dead and six injured. Around 6:30 AM Wednesday Leland, Somonauk, Sheridan and Earlville EMS were called to the intersection of US Route 34 and East 1950th Road for a two vehicle rollover accident with entrapment. According to the ...Read more

Firearm Deer Season Begins Friday

OTTAWA – The first weekend of firearm season for deer is coming, and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources would like to remind hunters to be on the lookout for diseased animals. The split season begins this Friday and goes through Sunday and concludes on Thursday, November 30th ...Read more