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Child on Bike Struck By Car in DeKalb County

Dekalb - In DeKalb County, a 12-year-old boy riding on his bike, is hit by a car. This happened at the intersection of Airport and Quigley Roads shortly after 7pm last night. The young victim was transported to a nearby hospital and later flown to Rockford Memorial -- with serious facial injuries. T

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:07:02

STATE AFFAIRS: Illinois best place by far to build Toyota-Mazda plant

The Wall Street Journal has been relentless in its criticism of Illinois in recent years, largely because of our budget and political problems. To read its editorial pages, you would think we had contracted the plague. For a book I co-authored a couple of years on "Fixing Illinois" (University of Il

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-21 01:41:32

Boy on bike suffers serious injuries after being hit by truck

Police in DeKalb County say a 12-year-old riding his bike in Sycamore had to be airlifted to Rockford after being hit by a truck Monday night. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says they were called out to the area of Airport and Quigley roads, about a half mile south of the Sycamore Park District

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-19 16:33:00

Arellano cites city, military experience

Dixon Mayor Liandro "Li" Arellano Jr. announced Monday he is running for the 45th Senate District seat, which includes Earlville, Leland, Mendota and Sandwich. The seat is now held by Sen. Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, who decided in June against running for another term. "I have immense respect for Senator

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:01:14

Toys 'R' Us bankruptcy fears hit Mattel and Hasbro

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Christmas is still more than three months away. But it looks like investors in several toy makers may be left with lumps of coal in their stockings thanks to concerns that one of their biggest customers could be in trouble. Shares of industry leaders Hasbro and Mattel as well a

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-18 20:38:51

Mental health: Facing challenges

This is the second in a series about mental health.Life can be full of ups and downs, and it's no different to someone with a mental illness. But people often have an added struggle dealing with a stigma not only from society but through their own eyes as well. It can start early - a child on the pl

ROCHELLE NEWS-LEADER - 2017-09-19 17:14:58

Rochelle Economic Director Returns From Japanese Scouting Trip

ROCHELLE - Gov. Bruce Rauner (R-IL) just returned from a trade mission to Asia, and Rochelle's Economic Development Director is back too. According to some reports, the city is in the running for a new combo Toyota/Mazda car assembly plant. Jason Anderson can't speak about that, but does feel the tr

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-19 14:09:37

Aurora search warrants lead to drug, gun charges

Four people were charged with drug and weapons possession after authorities executed two search warrants three hours apart earlier this month in west suburban Aurora. The first search happened at 4:35 p.m. Sept. 8 at an apartment in the 200 block of East Galena, according to a statement from Aurora

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:44:00

Woodstock Man Airlifted Following Saw Accident

A Woodstock man was airlifted after he injured himself with a saw. Woodstock Fire/Rescue District personnel responded to the call in the 100 block of Sunshine Lane at 11:48 a.m. Sept. 13. WFRD Captain Scott Nieman said the man injured his hand, possibly amputating three fingers. "His injuries led us


Feds intercept package of ecstasy sent to Aurora woman's home

A west suburban woman is facing drug charges after allegedly picking up a package full of ecstasy that was sent to her from the Netherlands. Jennifer R. Parks, 52, was charged about 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 with unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, according to a statem

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 08:25:00

Man Hospitalized After Aurora Shooting

Aurora Police say a 34 year-old man, who was not identified, sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to his arm on Sunday evening. In a post, police said they responded to the shooting incident in the 600 block of S. Fourth St. just after 5 p.m. on Sunday The man who was shot was apparently s

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 12:34:00

Valley West Hospital Auxiliary announces scholarship recipients

The Northwestern Medicine Valley West Hospital Auxiliary recently awarded $12,000 in health care career scholarships. The following students received scholarships: Margaret Fraser, occupational therapy, Newark; Blair Wright, medicine, Sandwich; Ashley Martinez, nursing, Plano; Victoria Gregory, nurs

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-21 01:46:01

Report: HHS secretary took 5 private jets for work trips last week

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price took five work-related trips on private jets last week, which cost tens of thousands of dollars more than had he flown commercial, according to a published report. Politico reported Tuesday night that Price -- who has vowed to cut w

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2017-09-20 14:40:20

Sandwich releases statement on I-8 breakup

SANDWICH - After declining to comment last Friday on the pending breakup of the Interstate Eight Conference, Sandwich High School administration Wednesday afternoon released a press release with a statement on the school's take on recent events which seem likely to split the 12-team league at the en

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-21 04:44:58

What do most mass shooters have in common? It's not politics, violent video games or occult beliefs

It is now just a few weeks into September, and the month already has seen its share of mass shootings. At a Dallas Cowboys watch party in Plano, Texas, a woman's estranged ex-husband murdered her and seven of her friends; and in Rockford, Wash., a gunman opened fire at a high school, killing at leas

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-18 13:44:00

Ottawa Woman Arrested With Heroin, Syringes Following a Single-Vehicle Accident in Sandwich

Sandwich Police Officers arrested and charged an Ottawa woman for Possession of a Controlled Substance after she was found with heroin and three syringes, following her crashing her car on Sep. 11. According to a police report, officers responded to the area of Eddy St. and 6th St. for a report of a

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 17:42:00

by Andrew Davis, Windy City Times

Educated at Britain's University of Bristol ( where he studied biological sciences ), Whalley, a consul, has worked in London, at The Hague in the Netherlands and at the British consulate in Sao Paulo, Brazil. ( In addition, he has traveled all over the world. ) Now he's in Chicago, working at the

WINDY CITY TIMES - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Husband and wife's ALS journey documented in new book

Naperville teacher Chris Benyo made a promise to his wife when she was fighting ALS, a nearly five-year battle she lost in 2016. "One of the last things that Denise requested was that we write a book together," said Benyo, 52, of North Aurora. "She thought maybe our story could help someone else; sh

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 18:42:00

U46 teachers union president planning run at state House seat

A second name has surfaced in replacing retiring Rep. Steven Andersson's seat in 2018. Richard Johnson, the president of the School District U46's Elgin Teachers Association, announced this weekend he is gathering signatures to get on the ballot for the 65th Legislative District. "There's only been

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 22:11:14

Plano Man Cited After Fleeing From Crash; Police Say Passenger Injured

A Plano man received multiple citations after authorities say he fled the scene on his motorcycle after being involved in a two vehicle crash on Sunday. Joshua Brzana of Plano, whose age was not given, was cited for Leaving the Scene of a Crash and for Violation of License Classification. He has sin

WSPYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 13:45:00