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Many with wrongful convictions linked to disgraced CPD detective go free

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx vacated seven murder convictions on Tuesday tied to disgraced former Chicago police Det. Reynaldo Guevara.Foxx said Guevara engaged in a "pattern and practice" of framing suspects and manipulating evidence.Five of the eight wrongfully convicted had been released in recent years. Two more were set to be released on Tuesday, with the eighth expected to be released soon.CBS 2's Chris Tye spoke to the victims whose stories are being believed by the system for the very first time.On Tuesday, the prison doors opened for one man in the Stateville Correctional Center in...
COOK COUNTY, IL
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SV Man Indicted For Allegedly Kicking A Police Officer

Alleged violence towards an officer has gotten a Spring Valley man indicted. A Grand Jury in Bureau County convened on Monday and handed down a one count indictment against 32-year-old Angalo Magnotti. He's accused of making physical contact with a police officer by kicking him in the leg. The officer testified before the Grand Jury.
SPRING VALLEY, IL
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Rebuild Illinois program to provide funding for LaSalle Veterans’ Home

LASALLE – Facilities at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs statewide are receiving $331 million in capital funding to address emergency and deferred maintenance projects. The LaSalle Veteran’s home will be receiving a portion of that funding, however a bulk of the funds would be directed at the home in Quincy, which will see multiple improvement projects. The plans for the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy include nearly $300 million spent on upgrading buildings, infrastructure, utilities, landscaping, and the demolition of aging buildings and expansion of the campus. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides long-term health care, education, mental health, housing, and employment to eligible veterans.
QUINCY, IL
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Scaffolding NOT in the plans for La Salle Maytag building

Last month, the plan was to get scaffolding for La Salle's shaky Maytag building. But, that's not the plan NOW at 801 First Street. In July, Wendler Engineering examined the place and found several walls leaning. They urged immediate attention and the city understood that CL Enterprises, the owner, was ordering scaffolding.
LASALLE, IL
Mendota Reporter

Johnsons celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

COMPTON – Mr. and Mrs. Joel Johnson (Jean McClendon) of rural Compton are celebrating 50 years of marriage. The Johnsons were united in marriage on Aug. 5, 1972 at Oglesby Union Church in the bride’s hometown of Oglesby. The Rev. Donald McClintock officiated. The couple was attended by...
COMPTON, IL
Mendota Reporter

Mendota Golf Club awards scholarships

MENDOTA – Mendota Golf Club is pleased to announce that the MGC Board of Directors has awarded academic scholarship grants of $600 each to Logan Brandner and Ethan Hanaman. The scholarship grants were created from donations in the memory of Dave Pohl and Jack Robison, long time members of MGC and supporters of the development of junior golfers.
MENDOTA, IL
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Oglesby's "Eats in the Street" Slated for Saturday

It's just about time to get your outdoor grub on, in Oglesby. And you can munch away while you “ogle” some classic cars and jam to live music. The “Eats in the Street” food-truck and car-show event takes place on Saturday from 4 to 8 in downtown Oglesby. So far, eight food trucks have confirmed they'll be set up in the city parking lot. They should be right in the thick of things. Classic cars will be on display along Walnut Street, and the band Wildcard will be playing at Seneca Square.
OGLESBY, IL
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LaSalle LINK Project eyes two routes for new transmission line

LASALLE – Ameren plans to have its new transmission line in service by 2025. Representatives for the LaSalle LINK Project spoke at LaSalle’s City Council meeting on Monday night to present findings from a public open house a few weeks ago. They plan to construct a new138Kv transmission line from Oglesby to Utica and wanted the community’s opinion.
LASALLE, IL
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Former Defendant In Ottawa Murder Case Headed Back To Prison

It's back to prison for a man who had a prior stint behind bars for his role in a murder near Ottawa. Twenty-eight-year-old Jonathan Beckman of Forreston and formerly Peru was sentenced to 3 years in prison after a jury in La Salle County found him guilty of the Class 2 felony of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. He had sexual relations with a minor prior to being arrested in Peru.
OTTAWA, IL
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Rebuild Illinois program to provide funding for LaSalle Veterans’ Home

LASALLE – Facilities at the Department of Veterans’ Affairs statewide are receiving $331 million in capital funding to address emergency and deferred maintenance projects. The LaSalle Veteran’s home will be receiving a portion of that funding, however a bulk of the funds would be directed at the home in Quincy, which will see multiple improvement projects. The plans for the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy include nearly $300 million spent on upgrading buildings, infrastructure, utilities, landscaping, and the demolition of aging buildings and expansion of the campus. The Department of Veterans’ Affairs provides long-term health care, education, mental health, housing, and employment to eligible veterans.
QUINCY, IL
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Sheriff’s office investigates incident at Amboy home

AMBOY — On Monday, Aug. 1, at approximately 6:10 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 300 block of West Main Street, Amboy, in response to a neighbor asking for help. Upon arrival, deputies found a female, Vonna Benhoff, 53, with apparent injuries. Deputies also...
AMBOY, IL
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68 units collected at Red Cross blood drive

MENDOTA – The American Red Cross held a blood drive on July 26 at the Mendota Moose Family Center. There were 68 good units collected. There were 56 whole blood and 12 double red cell donations. It was a great turnout, and your time and donation are greatly appreciated.
MENDOTA, IL
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DAR Patriot Tree on display at Flagg Township Museum

ROCHELLE – On July 4, 2026, we celebrate America’s 250th birthday – the Semiquincentennial – and while 2026 is a long way off, start celebrating today at the Flagg Township Museum by viewing the Rochelle Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Patriot Tree. The Patriot Tree will be on display during the month of August at the museum.
ROCHELLE, IL
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Online Fundraiser Underway To Support Struggling Ottawa VFW

You're being asked to help re-open the VFW Post in Ottawa. A Go Fund Me account has been established to help Post 2470 keep their doors open on La Salle Street. Low membership and poor managements is getting the blame for the VFW being closed last week. The veterans hangout has long been open to the public with a full bar, rental hall and gaming area.
OTTAWA, IL
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City of Mendota schedules fire hydrant flushing

MENDOTA – The city of Mendota Water Department will begin its annual fire hydrant flushing activities on Monday, Aug. 22. The work will continue approximately 15 days and will be performed between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Mendota Water Department wishes to...
MENDOTA, IL
Amboy News

It's in the hole (in one)

AMBOY – Tyler Callison, holding golf ball, playing with his dad, grandpa, uncle and a couple of his family’s friends scored a hole in one at Shady Oaks during their Tuesday night Open League on hole 17. Tyler surprised his family by coming home this past week for a short visit, joined by his girlfriend. Tyler his grandpa Phil Callison, uncle Mark Callison and dad Chad Callison decided to play golf together at Shady Oaks during their League night. To everyone’s surprise on their last hole of the evening Tyler scored a hole in one. It was witnessed by Grandpa Phil, Grandma Judi, Uncle Mark, his dad, his sister, Mike McCoy, Mark Godsil and his Girlfriend Larissa Zimmer from Germany where Tyler is stationed in the Navy.
AMBOY, IL
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Dixon man arrested on sexual abuse, pornography, kidnapping charges

DIXON, Ill. (KWQC) - A Dixon man was arrested Saturday on sexual abuse, pornography, and kidnapping charges, according to police. Billy E. Beauchamp, 55, is charged with child pornography, a Class X felony; aggravated criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony; child pornography, a Class 2 Felony; kidnapping, a class 2 Felony; and aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony.
DIXON, IL
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