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Mendota promotes officer to Sergeant

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department promoted patrolman Zachary Urbanski to Sergeant at a ceremony Monday night. Sgt Urbanski joined the department in January of 2019. The Western Illinois University graduate also attended South Suburban Law Enforcement Academy in Glen Ellyn. ...Read more

Princeton Fire Department reports busy Monday

PRINCETON – The Princeton Fire Department reported a busy Monday, with two separate calls for fires to be extinguished. Around 10:30 AM they were called to the 500 block of South Main Street for a vehicle on fire. Later that same day, around 2:30 PM, crews were called to the 600 block of ...Read more

Oglesby Police Chief proposes license plate readers

OGLESBY – The city of Oglesby will be considering adding a new policing tool to the community, license plate readers. On Monday, Oglesby Police Chief Doug Hayse proposed adding the technology to aid in the search and apprehension of those being sought by authorities. The FLOCK camera system ...Read more