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Bus Crash in Snow Kills a Pedestrian

DECATUR – One person was killed downstate when a bus lost control and struck a motorist who previously had slid off a snowy interstate.  State Police say a 63-year-old Springfield woman exited her car after her car, and two other vehicles, had all slid into the median on I-72 Saturday ...Read more

Two Killed in Collision Near Paw Paw

DIXON – Two people were killed in a two vehicle crash last night in Lee County.  According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, a 65 year old Shabbona man was driving a semi on Route 30 when a car drove into his lane and collided with his truck. Authorities say the driver and ...Read more

Gun; Drugs Recovered in Bureau County Traffic Stop

PERU – An Iowa man is in custody after the Illinois State Police discovered a loaded weapon and drugs during a traffic stop. According to the Illinois State Police during a Wednesday traffic stop at the Plank Road interchange with Interstate 80, a probable cause search of a vehicle was ...Read more

Names Released in Deadly Dwight Fire

DWIGHT – The names of two men who died after a fire Wednesday in a multi-family home in Dwight have been released. According to the Livingston County Coroner 46-year-old Guy Ralph Sassinger and 42-year-old Chad David Weber, both residents of the 100 block of South Union Street perished. ...Read more