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Lee County Sheriff’s officers respond to Amboy home

LEE COUNTY — On Sunday, June 19, 2022, at approximately 8:52 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the 73 E. Kellen Drive, Amboy, in response to a neighbor asking for help. Pursuant to the evidence collected at the scene, multiple interviews and inquest, the sheriff's...
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21-year-old man outside Dixon died by suicide

A 21-year-old man outside Dixon, Ill., died June 19 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. On Sunday, June 19, 2022, at approximately 8:52 a.m., the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home in Amboy, Ill., in response to a neighbor asking for help. Upon arrival, deputies found a...
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Latest In Fatal Amboy Shooting

Some new details have been released regarding a fatal shooting involving a husband and wife in Amboy. Based on evidence gathered so far along with interviews, the Lee County Sheriff's Office says there was an altercation between 19-year-old Emma and 21-year-old Garrett Hicks. Investigators say Emma was injured while Garrett died from a self-inflicted wound from a handgun.
AMBOY, IL
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Former Lee County Official killed in Earlville

A former Lee County Treasurer died in a crash in Earlville Monday afternoon. The announcement that John Fritts, of Dixon, died in the crash comes from the Friends of Bradley J. Fritts, social media page. John Fritz was managing Bradley Fritts's campaign for state rep. in the 74th District. The...
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Lee County Sheriff: Fight caused Amboy shooting death

AMBOY, Ill. (WIFR) - A deadly fight Sunday morning left a 21-year-old man dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. His 19-year-old wife was also injured during the incident. Preliminary investigation showed that an altercation between Garrett R. Hicks, 21 and Emma Hicks, 19, lead to Garrett’s death and...
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Police: Amboy man shot dead on Sunday

AMBOY Ill. (WTVO) — The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man in Amboy. Garrett R. Hicks was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound on Sunday morning, according to police. Deputies were dispatched to 73 E. Kellen Drive in Amboy, in response to a neighbor asking for help. […]
AMBOY, IL
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Rockford Scanner™: HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM CDT TUESDAY…. * WHAT…Peak afternoon heat index values up to 105 degrees. * WHERE…Winnebago, Boone, Ogle and Lee Counties. * WHEN…From noon to 7 PM CDT Tuesday. * IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat. illnesses...
ROCKFORD, IL
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City, county police beginning Fourth of July click it or ticket campaign

NORTHERN Ill. (WIFR) - With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, many police departments will be stepping up on traffic enforcement especially drunk or unbuckled drivers. Rockford Police Department (RPD) announces the campaign will start June 16th all the way to early morning July 5th. Lee County Sheriff’s office, Winnebago...
ROCKFORD, IL
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The Ultimate Honor

AMBOY – Many memorials, tributes, and celebrations have been had and will continue to take place for the men and women who have fought in wars for the United States. One high honor paying tribute and thanks to area veterans is the Honor Flight where former soldiers and officers are taken by air to Washington D.C. for a day all about them.
AMBOY, IL
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Severe T-storm Warning – portions of DeKalb, Lee and Lasalle CO

..THE SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR NORTHWESTERN LA SALLE... SOUTHEASTERN LEE AND SOUTHWESTERN DE KALB COUNTIES IS CANCELLED... The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. Therefore, the warning has been cancelled. However gusty winds and heavy rain are still possible with this thunderstorm. _____________________________________________________________________
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UTV crash takes life of Lee County teen

FRANKLIN GROVE – A teen is dead and two other teens are injured after a UTV crash in rural Lee County. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that on Thursday afternoon they were called to rural Franklin Grove for the crash. Authorities say it appears the UTV lost control, rolled and struck a pole. A 15-year-old from Ashton was taken to an area hospital and later pronounced deceased. Two other occupants, a 14 and 15-year old from Franklin Grove were eventually taken to a hospital in Peoria. Their current condition has not been disclosed. The crash remains under investigation by Lee County Sheriff’s Office and Ogle County Coroner’s Office.
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