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Snoop Dog is coming to the Illinois State Fair
SPRINGFIELD (WREX) — Rap icon Snoop Dogg is coming to the 2019 Illinois State Fair. Snoop Dogg and Friends will perform Friday, Aug. 16 on the Grandstand stage. Since 1993, Snoop Dogg has released 17 studio albums, sold more than 35 million albums worldwide, reached No. 1 on Billboard charts, and re
Top Somonauk home sale for 2018
A home buyer paid $195,000 to purchase the only Somonauk home sold in 2018, according to BlockShopper.com, which calculated the top home sale prices by city for the 12 months ending Dec. 31. The sale closed on June 25.
Sandwich Lady Indians Basketball Season Ends at Sectional
The Sandwich Lady Indians Girls Basketball team did not end their season with a win on their final night of play and that was news!! The Lady Indians had done nothing but win since the season started as they went 32-0 until this night. Rock Falls would end the Lady Indians season with a 50-28 victor
Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget
An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.
No Injuries in Chicken Coop Fire Near Sandwich
Sandwich Fire officials say a small chicken coop was damaged with around $500 in damage estimated in a fire on Tuesday. Fire crews were called to the 3300 block of W. Sandwich Rd., north of town around 1:47 p.m.
Researchers had just finished a study of Illinois gun laws. Then the Aurora mass shooting happened.
The ink on a new report on Illinois gun laws was barely dry when news broke of a mass shooting in Aurora by a felon who should not have been carrying a handgun. The report, prompted by Chicago’s recent mass fatal shooting at Mercy Hospital, identifies how Illinois remains vulnerable when it comes to
Aurora shooter in his own words: 'I acted out of rage and fear' in domestic violence incident
A day after Illinois State Police inquired about Gary Martin’s criminal history in 2014, two court clerks in Mississippi discussed whether to send authorities a chilling psychiatric evaluation in which the future mass killer described himself as “an abuser” and admitted to anger issues.
Girls Basketball: Sandwich's historic run comes to an end against Rock Falls
ROCHELLE – There are no “style points” at this time of the girls basketball season. Two teams predicated on wreaking havoc defensively in Tuesday’s Class 3A Rochelle Sectional semifinal made for a game that was sloppier than most.
Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up
ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.
Concerned viewers urge Aurora police chief to see a doctor
Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman has gotten the message and she's going to see a doctor about a suspicious lump on her neck. It's not something she wants to talk about, but the lump drew unexpected attention during a Tuesday news conference concerning last weeks mass shooting.
Basketball excellence: Geneva, Sandwich
On the eve of March Madness for high schools in boys basketball, Geneva High School carries a favorite’s mantle. The Vikings, 27-1, will play in the Metea Valley Regional next week, a part of the Bartlett Sectional as the No. 1 seed. Teamwork, poise, and consistency have followed the Vikings everywh
Photos: Hundreds gather for vigil remembering victims of Aurora shooting
A group estimated at 350 came together Thursday in the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University for "Standing with Aurora: Honoring our Huskies," a vigil remembering the lives of Trevor Wehner and Clay Parks. Wehner, of Sheridan, was a senior studying human resources management at NIU,
Village of Sheridan mourns 21-year-old Trevor Wehner, intern killed in Aurora shooting
The village of Sheridan paused Wednesday to mourn Trevor Wehner, a 21-year-old Northern Illinois University student killed on the first day of an internship when a gunman opened fire inside an Aurora warehouse.
BREAKING: Sandwich firefighters responding to shed fire
Sandwich Fire Protection District firefighters were summoned to a barn fire in the 3300 block of West Sandwich Road at approximately 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19. Initial reports indicate a small barn is on fire.
Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.
Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary
9 Illinois State Troopers hit when handling roadside incidents
ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) -- Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the ‘Move Over’ Law, mandates when approaching a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights, you must slow down and move over.
New State Data Paints Shocking Picture of Illinois Firearm Laws
Responding to growing questions in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at a factory in Aurora, the Illinois State Police released data Thursday evening which paints a shocking picture of the system for firearm regulation in Illinois.
CDC Reports Chronic Wasting Disease In Central Illinois
The CDC is confirming CWD in central Illinois. Federal regulators yesterday released a list of counties with confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease. The list comes with a warning that people should not eat any meat from a deer with CWD.
Kendall County Sheriff’s reports
Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been proved guilty in court. Sheriff’s deputies arrested Noel Hornsberry, 55, of of the 1700 block of Presley Circle, Plainfield, after stopping his vehi
Damage estimated at $150,000 from fire outside Aurora company
Damage is estimated at $150,000 after a fire outside Poly USA Inc., a plastic fabrication company on Aurora’s West Side Wednesday. Firefighters responded to the fire at 2:30 p.m., which was outside in the rear of the business on the 800 block of Russell Avenue.