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Man defrauds several southern Illinois banks

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 75-year-old man has been sentenced to 6-1/2 years in prison for defrauding seven southern Illinois banks out of more than $500,000.A federal judge ordered the sentence for Alfred Cross, who

Ottawa Police Warn of New Social Security Scam

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Department is warning people about another round of phone scams in the area. According to authorities, scammers are leaving messages claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. The caller says he

Bureau County Seeks Grant to Update Disaster Response

PRINCETON – The North Central Illinois Council of Governments is applying for a Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to update Bureau County’s pre-natural disaster plan. The Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency would fund

Bureau County Approves Solar Project

PRINCETON – A solar farm was approved by the Bureau County Board Tuesday night. Despite the Zoning Board Administration’s recommended denial of the solar project, the board approved conditional use with stipulations included for Clean Energy Design