Local Headlines

Dog Park to Open in Streator

STREATOR – The Hardscrabble Lions Club Dog park will have its ceremonial opening tomorrow in Streator. The Lions Club will host the ribbon-cutting event at 3 p.m. Thursday, at 820 James Street at the corner of IL and James Street. The event will have light refreshments, and of course, dog ...Read more

Barn demolition bids sought for IVCC

OGLESBY – The Illinois Valley Community College board has agreed to seek bids for the demolition of a former dairy barn near the south entrance of its Oglesby campus. In 2017, the board’s facilities committee recommended taking the barn down due to its deteriorating structure. Demolition ...Read more

Fatal single vehicle crash near Granville

GRANVILLE – A Princeton man is dead after being ejected from his car near Granville Monday night. Putnam County Sheriffs, PCEMS and multiple fire departments were called shortly before 7 p.m. for a reported single vehicle car crash on Illinois Highway 71.  The driver, 37-year-old Malcolm ...Read more

Rockford Hospital Floods Monday

ROCKFORD – Water was seen pouring through the door of a Hospital in Rockford after heavy rains Monday night. In a statement from Mercy Health Hospital on Rockton Avenue, they said the no patients were in any danger and that the building will not be evacuated. A pharmacy area was flooded as ...Read more

Water Tower; Street Repairs Coming to Mendota

MENDOTA – A contractor was announced for upcoming projects at the City Council meeting in Mendota Monday.  According to the city’s aldermen, several streets, alleys and the water tower near the Mendota Civic Center will be repaired this year. Universal Asphalt & Excavating Inc. will ...Read more

Marseilles Detective Honored

MARSEILLES – Marseilles Police Department Investigator Jacob Callahan was awarded a commendation by the local Veterans of Foreign Wars on Saturday in Springfield. He was awarded for his work on a murder investigation involving a baby.This is Callahan’s second time being recognized ...Read more

Dekalb Man Dies in Head on Collision

DEKALB – A Dekalb County man is dead after being ejected from his SUV. Dekalb Sheriffs and Sycamore EMS were called shortly before 6 AM Saturday for a reported head on collision on First Street. 30-year-old Dominique L. Coleman of Dekalb was traveling Southbound, when he attempted to pass ...Read more

Vandals Damage Park Bathrooms

COMPTON – The two parks in the village of Compton were damaged over the weekend and have caused the bathrooms to be closed.    Officials locked the facilities until repairs could be made, but going forward they would only be unlocked if the park was rented for a special event. ...Read more