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Alligator Confiscated Near Rockford

MACHESNEY PARK – A young American Alligator was found by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Saturday.    Adult alligators can reach up to 15 feet in length, although the one taken by the Winnebago County Animal Services from Wiltshire Avenue location in Machesney Park around 7:30 PM ...Read more


Child Dead After Murder-Suicide in Joliet

JOLIET – A child is dead after a domestic dispute reportedly ended in gunfire Saturday in Joliet.   The Joliet Police Department say they were called around 2:45 PM to a residence in the 8300 block of Buckingham Lane for a disturbance phoned in by a neighbor.  Upon arrival police found a ...Read more


Route 18 to be finished by holidays

  STREATOR – The Illinois Department of Transportation’s Route 18 milling and resurfacing project is expected to be done by Thanksgiving. Streator City Engineer Jeremy Palm says paving will begin within the next week and should be completed before the holidays. The work is being ...Read more