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Brewer Trial: Prosecution showing defendant stories differ

Tuesday afternoon's session of the trial of Clifford Brewer included a forensic look at the investigation, as well as finding differences in the story the defendant told police. Livingston County State's Attorney Randy Yedinak brought a crime scene technician, the person who took the initial call regarding the deaths and...
CULLOM, IL
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Retired Chicago Cop Tabbed As New Streator Police Chief

There's a new top cop in Streator. Retired Chicago Police Department Commander John Franklin has been appointed Streator's new police chief, effective September 1st. He has 28 years of experience with the Chicago P.D. Franklin also has been chief in Dolton and Jacksonville, Arkansas. He replaces Robert Turner who retired...
CHICAGO, IL
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Yorkville man hurt in LaSalle County crash

A Yorkville man was hurt in a rollover crash near Streator Monday morning. The LaSalle County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Samuel Golinski was heading east on N. 17th Road near E. 19th Road in Otter Creek Township when he crossed over the fog line into the gravel shoulder and over corrected. Golinski crossed the center line and went into the north ditch. Golinski over corrected again, causing his vehicle to flip onto the driver's side.
YORKVILLE, IL
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The Grundy County VAC continues to reach out to veterans

The Grundy County Veterans Assistance Commission has worked with various veterans’ organizations and other community partners for years to engage and educate veterans of all generations regarding veterans benefits. That work continues in collaboration with the Edward Hines Outreach Coordinator and the Community Foundation of Grundy County in Gardner during the August outreach event.
GRUNDY COUNTY, IL

Spud Schlipf was father of modern Fairbury stock car racing

Elias Samuel "Spud" Schlipf was a colorful car salesman and dealership owner in Fairbury. He is credited with starting midget car racing at the Fairbury race track in 1946. Over the years, car racing has expanded until today's Prairie Dirt Classic races, with more than 8,000 people visiting Fairbury to attend these races.
FAIRBURY, IL
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Stuckey's CEO to speak at Route 66 conference

The seventh annual Miles of Possibility Route 66 Conference will be held Oct. 20-23, in Pontiac with the theme “America's Main Street Welcomes the World.”. Stephanie Stuckey, CEO of Stuckey's Inc. and granddaughter of Stuckey's founder W.S. “Sylvester” Stuckey Sr., will present the keynote speech, “Roadside Revival: Bring Back Stuckey's,” on Friday morning, Oct. 21.
PONTIAC, IL
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GCMS golf to start season Monday

GIBSON CITY – The Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley golf team will start its season on Monday with a home outing on Monday. “I am looking forward to the season,” GCMS head coach Ann Spangler said. “We have a very young team, but I’ve been very surprised how well they’ve done this week, so I’m excited to see what scores they’ll bring in at real competition.”
GIBSON CITY, IL
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Jury seated in Clifford Brewer murder trial

PONTIAC, Ill. (Heart of Illinois ABC) - Opening statements begin Tuesday in Livingston County for the man charged in a 2019 triple murder in Cullom, Illinois. Court records indicate a jury of 12 people, and two alternates were sworn in on Monday. Clifford Brewer has pled not guilty to the...
CULLOM, IL
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Trial of man accused of killing family on Christmas in 2019 begins

LIVINGSTON COUNTY (25 News Now) - The trial of a man accused of killing his family Christmas Day three years ago is underway. Clifford Brewer faces six counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his wife, son and a family friend on Christmas Day in 2019 in the quiet town of Cullom.
CULLOM, IL

Looking Back

A talk with George Decker, now with the National League club of Chicago, elicited the information that he will soon be transferred from his present position in right field to first base, taking Capt. Anson's place. Capt. Anson will retire from active participation in the game and simply manage the team.
FAIRBURY, IL

Spatola, Ledford take handle 'PDC Hangover'

FAIRBURY — After last week’s Prairie Dirt Classic that saw entertainment and racing for four days, the Fairbury Speedway track returned Saturday night with an FALS Cup/Alkota night of racing. Billed as the “PDC Hangover,” the night was presented by Tool’s Auto Sales and HOTROD Septic Treatment.
FAIRBURY, IL
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GCMS look to get back to playoffs under new coach

GIBSON CITY (WCIA) — Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley football will look to get back to the postseason in 2022, but they will have to do it without their hall of fame head coach. Longtime assistant Chad Augspurger is set to take over for 21-year stalwart Mike Allen. A new spread offense is being implemented in his first […]
GIBSON CITY, IL
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A jury has been selected for man accused of triple homicide

LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ill. (WMBD) — The jury has been selected for the man accused of a triple homicide on Christmas in 2019 in Livingston county. Clifford Brewer has pled not guilty to six counts of first-degree murder. He is accused of murdering Shirley Brewer, Norman walker and Christian Brewer in Cullom, near Pontiac.
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LaSalle County Sheriff identify man on the run in Ransom

RANSOM, Ill. (WMBD) — The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office has potentially located and identified a man that has been on the run in Ransom, IL for the past several hours. At 1:03 p.m., the LaSalle County Sheriff issued an extreme emergency alert. “A Hispanic male carrying a shotgun...
RANSOM, IL
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