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No Injuries in DePue Fire Tuesday Night

DEPUE – Multiple departments responded to the call for a fire in DePue on Tuesday night in the bone chilling cold. Around 6:15 PM responders were called to the 1100 block of Rosehill Road, where they found an engine repair pole building fully involved. Spring Valley, DePue, Ladd, Peru,

Oglesby Comprehension Plan meeting Wednesday

  OGLESBY – The Oglesby Planning Commission is continuing to involve the public in reviewing the 2019 Comprehensive Plan. There will be a public follow up meeting to receive input on the goals of the plan on Wednesday at city hall at 6:30 p.m. Drafts of the Goals and Implementation

Record low temps in single digits set in Chicago, Rockford

  CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois cities are experiencing record-breaking cold. The National Weather Service in Chicago says record low temperatures were set Tuesday morning at both Chicago and Rockford. It says Chicago had a low of 7 degrees (-13.89 Celsius), which breaks the previous record of 8

Illinois EPA student contest focuses on algae’s effect

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ environmental agency is enlisting fifth and sixth grade students to educate people about how algae affects bodies of water using art or language. The theme for this year’s contest held by the Illinois Environment Protection Agency is “Algae:

Slain security guard’s family calling for justice

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a suburban Chicago security guard who was shot to death by a police officer is demanding justice a year after the shooting. Jemel Roberson was killed by Midlothian police Officer Ian Covey on Nov. 11, 2018. The 26-year-old Roberson, the security guard at a Robbins

Lobbying by sitting Illinois lawmakers under scrutiny

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A federal bribery charge against an Illinois state legislator has led to questions about whether lawmakers should be allowed to lobby other units of government. The federal bribery charge last month against former Rep. Luis Arroyo laid bare the potential ethics