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Driver Injured and Arrested for DUI Following Rollover Accident

Just after 5:00 am Sunday, Ogle County Deputies, along with Polo Fire and EMS, responded to a single vehicle rollover on West Pines Road near the intersection with Lowell Park Road. After investigation, 26-year-old Allison T Martinez of Milledgeville was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Martinez...
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Lena woman dies after bonfire explosion

LENA, Ill. (WTVO) — A Lena woman died from her injuries a week after a fuel barrel placed on a bonfire exploded, severely burning her and an Eleroy man. According to the Jo Daviess County Sheriff, deputies were called to a residence on East Greenvale Road on Saturday, June 18th around 11:53 p.m. Two people, […]
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Dixon Petunia Festival Cancels the Sand Volleyball Tournament

The Dixon Petunia Festival announced earlier today that the Blind Draw Sand Volleyball Tournament scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled. The event was supposed to be held at Plum Hollow in Dixon. All who registered will be refunded in the next few weeks.

Motorcycle driver dies following rollover accident in Freeport

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - The Stephenson County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred shortly after 7:00 p.m. Monday in the area of Stephenson Street Road and Van Brocklin Road. Deputies were called for a report of a motorcycle rollover accident. Once on the scene, deputies saw a motorcycle overturned...

Driver killed in Freeport motorcycle crash

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — Police say a motorcyclist was killed Monday in a rollover accident in the area of Stephenson Street Road and Van Brocklin Road. According to the Stephenson County Sheriff, officers received notification of the crash around 7:09 p.m. Deputies found the overturned motorcycle half a mile west of Van Brocklin Road, police […]

Motorcyclist dies after crash in rural Freeport

FREEPORT — A motorcyclist died Monday night after crashing in the area of West Stephenson and Van Brocklin roads. Stephenson County Sheriff deputies were called about 7:10 p.m. and found the motorcyclist about a half mile west of Van Brocklin Road. The motorcyclist was transferred by ambulance to Freeport...

Estate Sale Lyndon (ad)

A walk-through estate sale for Gordon and Joyce Bennett will be held Thursday – Saturday 6/30-7/2 beginning at 8:00AM at 601 W. Commercial St. in Lyndon. Items include household goods, furniture, and some golf equipment. No registration needed.

Freeport student wins Illinois’ Doodle for Google

FREEPORT, Ill. (WTVO) — A Freeport student could soon have her artwork on the Google homepage. Amelia Winter, who attends Center Elementary School, was announced as the 2022 Illinois State Winner for the annual Doodle for Google contest, which is open to K-12 students across the U.S. Her drawing was selected from among thousands of […]

Grand Jury: Illinois prisoner stabbed inmate to death

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — A federal grand jury has indicted Houston Clyde, 25, of second-degree murder and other charges for stabbing a fellow inmate to death. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Clyde was an inmate at USP Thomson, in Thomson, Illinois, on November 27, 2020, when he stabbed his cellmate multiple times with […]

Oregon Takeover Week: Woods Equipment

We’re headed to Woods Equipment in Oregon to see why they are such a huge part of the community! You can get more information at

Thomson inmate indicted in Rockford for murder

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - An inmate at the U.S. Penitentiary in Thomson, Ill., was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on multiple relating to the death of a fellow inmate. Houston A. Clyde, 25, is charged with second-degree murder, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and possession of a weapon, according to an indictment returned in U.S. District Court in Rockford.

Inmate charged in fellow inmate’s death at Thomson prison

THOMPSON, Ill. (KWQC) - A United States Penitentiary Thompson inmate was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on murder, assault, and possession of a weapon after the death of another inmate. Houston A. Clyde, 25, is charged with second-degree murder, assault resulting in serious bodily injury and possession of...

Hooppole Fun Day This Saturday, A Brief History

The 45th Annual Hooppole Fun Day takes place this Saturday, July 2nd. The day starts with a parade followed by activities and games for kids and adults. A potluck meal, live music and a fireworks display ends the day. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS. 9:15am-9:30am Parade Line Up (For more information or...

Local survivor shelter celebrates 40 years of community support

FREEPORT, Ill. (WIFR) - Helping others is the most important job in America, and VOICES of Stephenson County prides themselves on making live-changing help available to the community for the last 40 years. To celebrate this achievement, VOICES is throwing a fun, family-friendly event from 11 to 2 p.m. Thursday,...

Many NW Ohio apartments maintain waitlists. Some charge for them.

You might be asked to pay extra to be placed on a waitlist. That's what happened to Kimberly Wynn, who moved back to the Toledo area in April to be closer to her parents. The 60-year-old first encountered a waitlist charge for about $200 while inquiring about two-bedroom units at Toledo's Chelsea Place Apartments.

Clinton to host filming of new ‘Field of Dreams’ TV series

Clinton, Iowa will be among the locations for filming of the new Peacock streaming series based on the classic baseball flick, “Field of Dreams.”. Universal Television, LLC, was recently awarded $6 million by the state of Iowa for development of a “Field of Dreams” TV series. Filming will be based in several Iowa counties including Polk, Mahaska, Boone and Clinton, with primary sets located in Polk City, according to a recent state release.

QC mental health center to provide services in Clinton

Bridgeview Community Mental Health Center in Clinton has a new management services agreement with UnityPoint Health — Robert Young Center in the Quad Cities. Under the agreement, RYC will provide management services, clinical leadership, and expertise to Bridgeview with a goal of improving and expanding mental health services across the continuum for people of all ages in the Gateway Area, according to a Wednesday release from UnityPoint. The agreement is effective July 1, 2022.

Prophetstown Water Bills Have Error

Prophetstown Mayor Steve Swanson is alerting Prophetstown residents to a discrepancy in their soon to be delivered water bills. At the June city council meeting approval was given to increase the minimum charge for water from $12.33 to $24.33 beginning with the June billing cycle. The printing of new bills...