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Update: RV fire in Morris leaves 2 people dead
The Grundy County Coroner has identified two people dead in an RV fire Wednesday morning at a Love’s Travel Center in Morris as William S. Davis, 52 and Chelsi A. Bates, 31, both of Mena, Ark. The fire occurred about 3 a.m. in the parking lot of Love’s Travel...
Launching Pad Along Route 66 For Sale, Could Joliet Museum Be A Buyer?
The Launching Pad restaurant that features the Gemini Giant Statue along Route 66 in Wilmington is for sale. The Joliet Area Historical Museum was in line to become owners of the iconic Route 66 Launching Pad in Wilmington. An agreement with the owners had been discussed for several months but the purchase hit a snag when the Museum didn’t get a grant in time from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).
The gas price fluctuate between $3.26 and $3.78 in Dwight as of 2023-11-30. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Thursday is $3.246, a week ago the price is $3.268 , according to AAA.
Report finds Logan, Pontiac and Stateville prisons nearly inoperable
The final report from a consulting firm hired by the state has found three of Illinois’ 27 prison facilities, including the Pontiac and Logan correctional centers, approaching “inoperable,” and a list of more than $2.5 billion in overdue repairs in aging institutions across the state. CGL Companies...
Unearthing the Past: The Resonating Heritage of Buckingham Cemetery
Nestled in the heart of Cazenovia, Illinois, Buckingham Cemetery stands as a silent custodian of local history and folklore. Established over a century ago, its grave markers whisper tales from the 1800s, offering a glimpse into the lives of the town's earliest settlers, including the prominent Buckingham family. The cemetery's spectral allure draws both ghost hunters and those fascinated by the paranormal, with legends of hauntings that, while unproven, are fueled by the cemetery's antiquity and its connection to community founders.
Aux Sable Township: A Historical Tapestry of Natural Beauty and Economic Growth
Nestled in Grundy County, Illinois, the historical Aux Sable Township, with its sandy soils and lush Aux Sable Creek, has long been a bastion of natural beauty and agricultural prosperity. The township's name, derived from the French 'Aux Sable,' meaning 'At the Sand,' is a nod to its rich, fertile lands that have attracted settlers since 1833. Pioneers like Salmon Rutherford and the Pottawatomie tribe initially valued the region for hunting and later for its agricultural potential, leading to a thriving community centered around milling and beekeeping.
Channahon: A Keystone in the Illinois & Michigan Canal's History and Legacy
The quaint town of Channahon, Illinois, holds a place of historical significance in the narrative of the Illinois & Michigan Canal corridor. This strategic link, completed in 1848, was more than just a feat of engineering—it was a catalyst for economic growth, connecting the Great Lakes with the Mississippi River watershed. The canal's construction, which was supported by figures like Abraham Lincoln and built largely by Irish immigrants, transformed Chicago into a pivotal hub for commerce and travel. Channahon's position along this corridor meant it was integral to the Midwest's development, embodying the spirit of American expansion and innovation.
Bunker the courthouse dog takes his oath in Grundy County
Judge Scott Belt was well aware that Bunker wouldn’t do too well repeating his oath on Wednesday, but the Grundy County Courthouse’s new dog did sit still a,nd he had no trouble getting paw-printed or shaking the judge’s hand. State’s Attorney Russ Baker said Bunker has already...
Prison Time For Man Who Fired Gun Outside Ottawa Adult Establishment
Prison awaits a man who fired shots at a moving vehicle outside an adult establishment in Ottawa. Thirty-six-year-old Jonathan Caffey of Naperville pleaded guilty to aggravated discharge of a firearm. He was sentenced Thursday to 5 years in prison. Back in late August of 2021, police in Ottawa were called...
Postponed “Channahon 68” Took Place Wednesday Night To Packed Room: Village Board Votes Unanimously
A meeting to discuss a controversial new development in Channahon took place Wednesday night after it was postponed on Monday, November 20th due to an overflow crowd. The project is called “Channahon 68.” This is a proposed commercial development on 68 acres of land located at the northeast corner of US Route 6 & S. Thomas Dillon Dr. The site features a commercial anchor lot with several out lots closer to Thomas Dillon Drive. The Channahon Village Board unanimously voted against rezoning a property just east of the intersection of I-55 and Route 6. TransChicago Truck Group currently located off of NE Frontage Road in Shorewood wanted to relocate their truck dealership and service center to Channahon. The meeting was held at the Channahon Jr. High School cafeteria to host about 150 people in attendance.
Local Aurora Resident Cited for Driving without License; Minooka Woman Injured in Route 52 Accident
The Kendall County Sheriff's Office shared updates on 11/29/2023. Adolfo Contreras, a 52-year-old Aurora resident, was cited for driving without a license after a traffic stop on Route 71. He was then released and given a notice to appear in court.
Grundy County sheriff’s make arrest after brief pursuit in Braceville
The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday that it arrested Demarco D. Owens, 25, Aurora, after a brief pursuit near Braceville on Monday. A sheriff’s deputy approached Owens’ car after pulling him over in the parking lot of a Casey’s for an expired registration sticker, noting a weed smell with it in plain view.
Plea Deal Reached In Marseilles Stabbing Case
Sentencing has been handed down in a Marseilles stabbing case. Fifty-nine-year-old Terry Clark of Davenport, Iowa, formerly of Marseilles, pleaded guilty in court Thursday to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. He was given two years in prison. As part of the plea deal, a misdemeanor aggravated assault charge against Clark was dismissed.
Illinois High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Livingston County Today - December 1
Wanting to watch today's high school basketball games in Livingston County, Illinois? For all of the details on how to watch or stream the action, read on. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Livingston County,...
Pontiac-area coroner dies after brief battle with illness
A void in the Livingston County government was created recently with the death of coroner Danny “Doc” Watson. Watson died after a brief illness on Sunday, Nov. 19, at OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington. Danny L. Watson, 74, of Flanagan served as Livingston County Coroner from...
ottawa, IL Residents: Your Future Kittens Best Friend Awaits!
Interested in adding a furry friend to your family? Even if you're just keen on viewing some of the cute critters available for adoption nearby, there are ample pets waiting for their forever homes in animal shelters throughout and around ottawa.
Woman Goes Viral After Quitting Walmart Job in Emotional Goodbye
Gail Lewis, a long-tenured Walmart employee, has garnered widespread attention for her dramatic exit from the store after 10 years
Janice E. Jirus
GARDNER—Janice E. Jirus, 73, of Gardner, passed away Thursday, Nov, 23, 2023, at the ARC of Dwight. Born June 8, 1950, in Morris, Janice Elizabeth was a daughter of LeRoy and Mary Louise (Yatuni) Tomastick. She was raised in Gardner and graduated from Gardner South Wilmington High School with the class of 1968. On March 24, 1972, Janice married Robert Jirus in the warm embrace of her grandparents' home in Gardner. Together, they created a loving home and cherished family memories throughout the years.
Morris Hospital hosts next pre-operative ankle and foot surgery class
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is offering its next Ankle and Foot Surgery Pre-Operative Class from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, at Morris Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, 1051 W. U.S. Route 6 - Suite 400. The class is offered on the second Wednesday of every...
Jury Deliberates Just A Few Minutes Before Returning Guilty Verdict In Peru Gun Case
Some juries deliberate for days. A jury in Ottawa Tuesday took about 10 minutes to return its verdict. The jury found 27-year-old Ryan Johnson of Mendota guilty of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. He will be sentenced in La Salle County January 24th. Johnson was initially charged...