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Yednock Proposes Fossil Park

SPRINGFIELD – State Rep. Lance Yednock introduced legislation designating and protecting the former Lone Star Quarry as a site for individuals digging for fossils. House Bill 2789 would allow the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to section off part of the former quarry for ...Read more

Summer Travel Headaches Coming for Troy Grove

TROY GROVE – Farmers, sand and gravel haulers will have to travel a little bit more to get to I-39 this summer due to a bridge replacement on US Route 52 outside of Troy Grove.   IDOT plans to start the project April 1st, and, weather permitting, be done in late November.   The bridge ...Read more

OSF Promoting ‘Live Well Streator’

STREATOR – The Streator community can look forward to new high-tech wellness opportunities through Live Well Streator. Participants will have access to wellness workshops, online exercise trackers and more with the online platform powered by OSF HealthCare. Registration will be available ...Read more

Oglesby Fire Department Warn of Scam

OGLESBY- The Oglesby Fire Department warned the public of a phone scam on Monday.   They reported that residents have been receiving calls from someone claiming to be the Oglesby Fire Department and offering to check smoke detector batteries.  The caller also tries to accept donations over ...Read more

Junior Achievement Day Set in Mendota

MENDOTA- The Mendota City Council approved a proclamation for an upcoming day of recognition at Monday’s City Council Meeting. April 4th, 2019 was proclaimed Junior Achievement Day. The City Council also approved a $3,000 donation to the YMCA for Summer Camp Programs. ...Read more

Man shot in Aurora over inappropriate comments

  AURORA – An Aurora man was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting his neighbor in the leg over inappropriate comments. Police say Abelardo Ramos, 26, of Aurora confronted his Neighbor, Christian Aguilera, 23 of Rolling Meadows, after Aguilera made an inappropriate remark towards ...Read more