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Oglesby Police Chief retires

OGLESBY- The Chief of Police of Oglesby retired Thursday after 30 years working in law enforcement.  Chief James Knoblauch was honored with a parade of vehicles around town.  Former Minooka Chief Doug Hayse has been brought in to serve as interim police Chief. ...Read more


Trail bike reportedly stolen Wednesday

STREATOR – The Streator Police Department reported Wednesday that trail bike was taken from a garage.  They say a resident in the 800 block of Cable Street around 3 PM called about the motorized bike being missing.  Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Streator Police ...Read more


Missing Ottawa man found dead

OTTAWA – An Ottawa man who was reported missing by family members on Saturday was found dead Tuesday near I-80.   According to the Ottawa Police Department, 71-year-old Thomas E. Thompson was identified as the deceased subject located by authorities in rural Ottawa.   The death is under ...Read more