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Paul "PR" Hughes, 94

Paul "PR" Hughes, 94, of Earlville passed away Thursday, June 23, 2022 at his daughter’s home in Oswego, IL. He was born December 30, 1927 in Earlville, IL the son of Clarence and Alice (Thompson) Hughes. He was a graduate of Earlville High School in the class of 1945. Paul was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean War. He married Judith E. Prater on September 12, 1953 in St. Theresa Catholic Church in Earlville, IL and they had 65 years together until Judi’s passing in 2018. He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Earlville. He was the Postmaster at the Earlville Post Office for over 25 years. PR played for the Earlville Rangers baseball team in the late 1940’s. He loved attending to his garden and his daily visits over coffee with his many friends at the Earlville Country Club. He was an avid golfer for many years and won the club championship in 1978. He was a great creator of many unique recipes that he always shared with family and friends. Most were great, a few not so much. Paul was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. The family would like to thank his many Earlville friends who would often stop to visit and make sure he was safe.
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Wesley F. Koester, 89

Wesley F. Koester, age 89 of Waterman, IL passed away on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, IL. He was born on February 13, 1933 in Rock Falls, IL, the son of Anton and Ida (Bruns) Koester. Wesley was united in marriage on April 22,...

Fireworks to blame for house fire in Leland

The use of illegal fireworks is thought to be the cause of a house fire in the 300 block of W. Lundy Lane, in Leland, Thursday night. The Leland Police Department says the fire happened around 8:20. The department says that consumer fireworks are dangerous and illegal for non-authorized individuals.

On the road with Doogs and friends at Oregon Summer Fest

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - As part of our “On the Road with Doogs and Friends” summer series, meteorologist Brian Doogs traveled to Oregon Summer Fest on Friday. Oregon Summer Fest is an event which is put on by the Oregon Chamber of Commerce as a festival filled with a carnival, plenty of food, games, including; softball and corn hole, live entertainment, a car show, rib fest, craft fair and a beer tent and a parade on Sunday among many other attractions, according to the Village of Oregon.

Pistol Shrimp snap six game win streak Friday night

Things are going well for the Pistol Shrimp on a long road trip through the weekend. Their six game win streak ended Friday in a 6 -5 loss to the Cape Catfish. Ty Weatherly worked six innings giving up just one run and fanning seven. But, for the first time this season, the Shrimp gave up five runs in the last three innings including a “walk-off” in the ninth.

Natural burial company offers alternatives, peace of mind for loved ones

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Cremation rates skyrocket as many people choose more unique memorial services over traditional burials. Since the 1950′s, the number of Americans who choose cremation has risen by more than 1200%. “It’s a little bit more, I guess flexible, as far as you know, decisions on...
Rochelle News-Leader

City enters into development agreement for downtown properties

ROCHELLE — At its June 13 meeting, the Rochelle City Council unanimously approved a development agreement with Seldal Properties, LLC for the redevelopment of five downtown properties on Lincoln Highway. The agreement is for 318, 320, 322, 324 and 326 Lincoln Highway and the redevelopment will consist of mixed-use...

Mendota Police Stepping Up Speed Enforcement In Residential Neighborhoods

If you have the need for speed in Mendota, you've been put on notice. The Mendota Police Department is using its Facebook page to announce a crackdown on speeding in residential areas. They say increased enforcement can play a major role in helping to remind neighborhood drivers to slow down and observe the posted speed limit.

Night nurse accused of killing 3-year-old while high on meth

COLOMA, Mich. (WKRC) - A home healthcare nurse is accused of killing a 3-year-old while allegedly high on meth. Judith Sobol has been charged with second degree murder and possession of methamphetamine. According to reports, police responded to a call from a home in Coloma, Michigan early Monday morning. Officers...