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Suspect sought in Saturday triple homicide

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Police Department have announced they are seeking a suspect in the triple homicide on a bus early Saturday morning. Raheem King is believed to be in possession of the assault rifle and should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is asked to ...Read more

Unlocked Vehicles Burglarized This Weekend

STREATOR – Unlocked vehicles and a garage were the target of choice on the south side of Streator as Friday night five vehicles were entered with items taken. According to the Streator Police Department two vehicles on Court Street, a car on Washington Street, and a garage in the 900 Block ...Read more

One Headlight Leads to Ottawa Man’s Arrest

OTTAWA – A traffic stop for having only one operating headlight led to an Ottawa man’s arrest on drug charges Friday.  Ottawa police say they pulled over a vehicle on Columbus Street shortly after 2 Friday morning and that they observed in plain view items indicative of criminal ...Read more

Choking Victim Saved in Lee County

SUBLETTE – A woman was saved from serious harm Wednesday afternoon due to the quick work of dispatchers with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. According to authorities, a call was received before 6 PM for a female choking who was turning blue and had become unresponsive. With ...Read more

Police Investigating Two Tavern Burglaries

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley Police say they are investigating two burglaries to downtown taverns.  Police say that on March 27th, around 1 am, a male suspect entered a tavern in the 100 block of West St. Paul Street and stole cash from the tavern. Also, this morning, at around 2:25, a ...Read more

Motorists and Horses Unhurt in I-39 Accidents

TONICA – Slick Roads were blamed for two separate accidents 15 minutes apart on I-39.  In the first accident, a 46 year old Gibson City man lost control of his semi north of the Tonica exit, and struck the side of a tractor trailer truck driven by a 45 year old Wisconsin man.  The crash ...Read more

IVCC to Offer Agronomy Degree This Fall

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture program was bolstered when the Illinois Community College Board approved its application for an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agronomy. “This further expands the agriculture opportunities already available at IVCC,” ...Read more