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State Trooper Injured In Ogle County Crash

ROCHELLE- An Illinois State Trooper was injured in a multi-vehicle crash Monday night near Rochelle.    According to the Illinois State Police around 6:45 p.m. a trooper was inside his car with lights activated while conducting a traffic stop when a tractor trailer allegedly overcorrected ...Read more

Peru Officer Commended Monday

PERU – A Peru Police Officer was recognized for a heroic act at Monday nights city council meeting. Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei honored Officer Jeremiah Brown with a commendation for his actions in January assisting a motorist on Illinois Route 251. Officer Brown was standing on the ...Read more

City of Mendota prohibits e-cigs to minors

MENDOTA – The city of Mendota elected to add e-cigarette devices to their list of tobacco products that is prohibited under the age of 18. In a city council meeting on Monday, Alderman Kyle Kim made the recommendation to amend a city ordinance regarding tobacco and tobacco products. ...Read more

Former Chief Smith Retires

MENDOTA – After 21 years of serving as the city of Mendota’s Police Chief, Thomas Smith announced his resignation effective Wednesday.  At his last city council meeting, Chief Smith gave an emotional farewell to council members, praising Mayor Boelk for his leadership and friendship ...Read more