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Slick Roads Cause Two I-80 Crashes

UTICA – Slick roads Monday morning caused two crashes near Utica on I-80.  Illinois State Police say a tractor trailer truck driven by a 63-year-old Oak Forest, Illinois man, was traveling West near the Utica exit when he allegedly lost control and struck a passenger vehicle. Police say ...Read more

Bridge Replacement East of Mendota

MENDOTA – Traffic heading east out of Mendota will experience delays through mid summer as a bridge is being replaced on Route 34.  According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the Route 34 Bridge over the Little Vermillion River is set for replacement and will close the highway ...Read more

Infant and Mother Shot in Rockford

ROCKFORD – A shooting occurred Friday evening in Rockford with one of those injured being a 10 month old child.   According to Rockford police, they were called to the 2200 Block of South 5th Street for shots being fired.   Upon arrival, they found that a 22-year-old woman and her child ...Read more

More Vehicle Burglaries In Streator

STREATOR – A number of vehicles have reportedly been burglarized in the last 24 hours according to the Streator Police Department. On Thursday four unlocked vehicles were entered with numerous items taken. The Streator Police Department advise all residents to keep valuables out of their ...Read more

Still No Sign of Missing Mendota Man

RIPLEY, TN – The Lauderdale County Tennessee Sheriff’s Office announced that after exhaustive efforts to locate a man missing since March, no further sign of him has been found. Stanley Vodden has been missing since March 15th when on his return from Florida to Mendota, his vehicle ...Read more

Hall Students Gain Opportunities at IVCC

OGLESBY – Beginning this summer, Hall High School students will have the opportunity to participate in a College Start program with Illinois Valley Community College. The program, modeled after the agreement IVCC has had with Putnam County High School since 2014, allows academically ...Read more

Lawn Item Thefts in Southern DeKalb County

HINKLEY – DeKalb County Crimestoppers is looking for information into a series of thefts in Hinckley.  Between March 23rd and April 3rd, numerous residents have had items removed from their front lawns.  Items include barn wood signs, galvanized pots, planters, wood bench, and a statue.  ...Read more

IVCC Student named All American in Basketball

Oglesby – Illinois Valley Community College sophomore guard Julia Pohar, of Peru, has been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 2 All American Third Team, IVCC coach Tom Ptak announced Thursday.  The St. Bede graduate averaged 21 points per game and led the ...Read more

Two Arrested on Drug Charges in Princeton

PRINCETON – The Princeton Police Department and Tri-Dent Agents took two people into custody on Monday on drug charges. According to a release from Tri-Dent, 40-year-old David Grandadam was charged with unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and with delivery of a look alike substance ...Read more