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Man shot in Rock Falls Tuesday morning, police say

ROCK FALLS, Ill. (KWQC) - A man was injured in a shooting Tuesday morning in Rock Falls, police said. Around 10:13 a.m., officers were called to a home in the 900 block of West 5th Street and found a man with serious gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital, police said in a media release.

Rock Falls police investigate shooting

UPDATE: Aug. 10, 9:23 a.m. — An individual in a Tuesday shooting in Rock Falls was detained initially, but no charges are presently pending, according to police Wednesday. Further investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting is ongoing. Officers from the Sterling Police Department and Illinois State Police along...

Driver Arrested for DUI Following Roll-Over Accident

Late Friday night, Ogle County Deputies, Byron Police, and Byron EMS responded to the vicinity of North Barker Road and Twin Oaks Drive in Byron for a reported motor vehicle accident. Upon arrival, Deputies discovered a Chevrolet Silverado had struck a tree before being overturned. After an initial investigation, the...

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.

Oregon High School to Get ARPA Funds for A Greenhouse Project

It wasn’t your typical Oregon City Council meeting held last Tuesday night. Only three Commissioners were present. Mayor Ken Williams was called away out of town and City Administrator Darin DaHaan and Commissioner Melanie Cozzi were in Springfield for a Community Development Institute. Both were able to join the meeting through Zoom technology.

Stillman Valley Cardinals hope to make deep playoff run

STILLMAN VALLEY, Ill. (WTVO/WQRF)–Stillman Valley has been, well Stillman Valley on the football field in recent years. The Cardinals have strung together four straight impressive seasons. Last season they went 8-3, and they reached the second round of the 4A playoffs before losing to a dominant Richmond-Burton team. The Cardinals graduated 12 seniors from last […]

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.

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.
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...
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.
Rochelle News-Leader

Ribbon cutting held for The End Zone Friday

ROCHELLE — On Friday, a ribbon cutting event was held downtown for The End Zone, a new bar at 417 Cherry Ave. owned by Kevin Crandall and Shane Erdman. Erdman said he’s enjoyed working on the business and that he and Crandall wanted to “build something different” downtown. The duo have added TVs and a sports bar theme. The goal is to have a different sports game on every TV.

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.
Rochelle News-Leader

Roberts Armory World War II Museum will be open Aug. 20 for heritage festival

ROCHELLE — The Roberts Armory World War II Museum will be open from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 20 as part of the Lincoln Highway Heritage Festival in Rochelle. The museum displays artifacts from WWII, specializing in the history of the 70th Tank Battalion, 10th Mountain Division of WWII as well as local veterans from WWII. The museum is only open three times a year. There is no admission charge. To find the museum, go to the intersection of Illinois Route 251 and Intermodal drive in Rochelle (an Army truck is at this intersection). Just follow the signs, about three miles to the museum.

Dixon Park District Receives Donation on Behalf of Reagan Run

Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long was recently presented with a donation from James Lillyman on behalf of the Reagan Run 5K. Each year, the donation from the Reagan Run goes into a Park District account designated specifically to be used towards the betterment of the trails, with all projects being approved by the Reagan Run.