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Riverton police officer charged with head-butting suspect

RIVERTON, Ill. (The State Journal-Register) — A central Illinois police department has been charged with felony aggravated battery and official misconduct after he allegedly head-butted a drunken driving suspect earlier this month. Riverton Police Officer Grant D.

Weger freed after 59 years

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (Chicago Tribune) — An 80-year-old man has been freed after spending nearly 60 years in prison following his 1961 conviction in the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women who were bludgeoned to death

Streator Fire Dept. gets equipment upgrades

STREATOR – Streator’s Fire Department will be purchasing a self-contained breathing apparatus, through grant funds received last year. In September, the Illinois Department of Homeland Security awarded Streator’s Fire Department with just over $143,600 for 20 breathing

SHS annual Winter Choir Concert is Thursday

STREATOR – Streator High School’s choir groups will be putting on a Folk themed Winter Concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The concert and choir groups will sing an array of folk songs from different counties in