UTICA – Two men were injured after a Sunday evening crash in Utica. According to the Utica Police Department, they were called around 8:15PM to the 2900 block of IL 178 for a collision between two motorcycles.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Environmental officials are urging residents to be cautious of blue-green algae growth along Illinois waterways. Blue-green algae growth, known as cyanobacteria, is made up of microscopic organisms that naturally occur in streams and
CHICAGO (AP) — The political and economic stars have aligned for the development of a suburban Chicago airport, according to a transportation expert. Officials have spent years debating whether an airport in Peotone, located about 45 miles
PAW PAW – Roger’s Park on Chicago Road in Paw Paw added new playground equipment thanks to volunteers over the weekend. The existing swingsets were joined by a new climbing structure featuring slides for the town
BLOOMINGTON – The following is a statement from Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert, Jr., regarding the USDA’s declaration of an agriculture disaster in all 102 Illinois counties. “Most of this year has tested Illinois farmers’ mental
UNDATED – Deere & Co. cut its profit expectations for the second time this year as beleaguered farmers and an escalating trade war with China cut into sales. Widespread and heavy flooding severely delayed planting this
The Illinois State Police are reminding motorists that area schools are opening their doors to begin the new school year. The start of the school year means an increase in pedestrian and vehicular traffic around schools.
MENDOTA – Emily Kofoid, director of the Graves-Hume public library in Mendota spoke at the District 289 School Board meeting Thursday to talk about how a grant facilitated students outside of the city limits of Mendota to
UTICA – The weekend gathering at Carey Memorial Park in Utica to celebrate pork continues as Pork Fest rolls into its second day. Sunday festivities kick off at noon with a performance by Ottawa Dance Academy and
OTTAWA – No injuries were reported after a driver allegedly drove around down gates at a railroad crossing in Ottawa. On Saturday authorities were called to the crossing at N2871st Road where they found a truck had
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police officials say they were acting on intelligence when they seized more than 60 guns from a home on the city’s West Side. Police Lt. Jeff Schaaf says Friday that officers served a
WHEELING, Ill. (AP) — A 43-year-old suburban Chicago man has been charged with attempted murder for shooting and wounding an Illinois state trooper who was serving a warrant at the man’s home. Authorities say Volodymyr Dragan of
MENDOTA – The man who allegedly was involved with an incident involving gunfire in Mendota in early August was taken into custody in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Mendota Police Department say that on Friday 29-year-old Robert Bradley
SPRING VALLEY – A Spring Valley couple has died after a crash Friday in Putnam County. The Putnam County Sheriff’s office say that 62-year-old Laurence E. Sieg was turning north on to Illinois 89 from North 1250th
STREATOR- Two vehicles were reported burglarized Friday morning in Streator. Streator Police say that the incidents happened in the 500 block of Coal Street and the 500 block of South Monroe Street. Both victims say
MENDOTA- The sound of remote control boats will fill the air this weekend as the Minute Breakers Classic returns to Lake Mendota. Mike Zaborowski came from Wisconsin to compete in the event, which will see the small