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Andersen Sentenced to 60 Years

HENNEPIN- Clifford Andersen, who is convicted of the concealment and murder of Deborah Dewey, was sentenced to 60 years for murder and  five years for concealment during a hearing Thursday afternoon. Andersen spoke before sentencing at the Putnam County Courthouse saying that he “has heard so ...Read more

Fatal I-80 Crash Leaves Cook County Man Dead

JOLIET – A man is dead after two vehicle collision on Interstate 80 Wednesday morning in Will County. According to the Illinois State Police 42-year-old Terrance Green of Harvey was in an SUV eastbound when for unknown reasons he struck the rear of what authorities describe as an unknown ...Read more

Paw Paw Board Adds Deactivation to Fall Ballot

PAW PAW – At the Monday evening Paw Paw High School Board meeting a resolution was approved placing a question on the November ballot about deactivation of the High School and sending students to Indian Creek starting in 2019. The board stated the district would pay the tuition for those ...Read more

Micro Food Pantry Strikes Back Against Hunger

OTTAWA – A church group in Ottawa is fighting hunger with micro food pantries. Earlier this week, Crossbridge Community Church unveiled a new micro pantry outside of Jeremiah Joe Coffee on LaSalle Street in Ottawa. Allison Appel, director of the church’s Feed His Children ministry, says ...Read more

Vehicle Crashes into Bank

MALTA – A semi truck caused a vehicle to crash into a bank in Dekalb County on Tuesday. Illinois State Police and Dekalb Sheriffs were called before 9AM for a reported collision on Route 38 in Malta, involving a fully loaded semi truck. Police say 18-year-old David Rivera of Belvidere was ...Read more