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29th Anniversary of Blumhorst Disappearance

  MENDOTA – Even after 29 years, people in and around Mendota remember what happened the morning of September 20th of 1990, but no clues have surfaced after that day about what exactly happened to 21-year-old Veronica Blumhorst. She had left her job at a grocery store at 1 AM and ...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

Sterling man found dead at work

  STERLING –  A Sterling man was found dead at his work place on Tuesday. According to the Sterling Police Department, 46-year-old David C. Hanna was found unresponsive at Sterling Steel Company just before 7 a.m. on Tuesday. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Whiteside ...Read more

Lee County Deputy Honored For Life-Saving Heroics

DIXON – A Lee County Deputy was honored by the Sheriff’s Department for his actions in August that helped an Amboy man with a medical condition.  Sheriff John Simonton announced Thursday that back in the early morning hours of August 26th a man in front of a business in Amboy called ...Read more