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1 dead, 1 critical after bonfire explosion on June 18

One person has died and another remains in critical condition after an explosion from a bonfire June 18 in rural Lena, Ill., according to a news release from the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 11:45 p.m. June 18, the Jo Daviess County Sheriff’s Office was notified about...
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Rockford Scanner™: Few Scenes Being Reported (Robbery/Shooting Incidents)

(Robbery/Shooting Incidents) Officials have confirmed they are investigating these incidents,. but have not yet released any details. If they do, we will post them. Robbery: 3600 block of E State st, around 3 pm today,. Shots fired: 2500 block of S Alpine, approx. 4 pm,. Shots fired: Andrews and Irving,...
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MACHESNEY PARK —  The overhead sign for Mac Brothers Artisan Cheesecakes has yet to be hung, but that hasn't stopped thousands of customers from finding the new cheesecake-by-the-slice bakery. The McLester brothers, Farel, 66, and Chris, 61, make 30 different flavors of cheesecake at their new business. Each day, three to six of those flavors — everything...
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Woman dies after explosion in Lena, man in critical condition

LENA, Ill. (WIFR) - Almost a week after a bonfire got out of control, a woman is dead and a man is hospitalized with serious injuries. Jo Daviess County deputies responded to a 9-1-1 call just before midnight on Saturday, June 18 for a report of an explosion and fire at a rural residence on East Greenvale Road in Lena.
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Packed IL-17 race thins out to reveal Sorensen as primary winner

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