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Freeport man saves infant from burning house

FREEPORT - Elijah Thomas Jr. had just seconds to react once he realized his infant grandson was inside a burning house. After initially noticing that the house on the 1600 block of Highland Avenue was on fire, Thomas bolted outside to grab a hose in an attempt to stop the flames. Once he got outside

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2018-03-22 00:28:44

Geneseo, Sterling eying move to Western Big 6

GENESEO & STERLING - Just when things seemed to be falling into place in terms of conference affiliations around the extended area, another curveball comes spinning in. Geneseo High School - currently a member of the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference and one of the six NIB 12 schools, along with O

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-03-21 00:11:12

Person Killed at Ogle County Landfill Wednesday Morning

DAVIS JUNCTION - The Ogle County Coroner confirms that someone was killed during an incident at the Orchard Hills Landfill in Davis Junction Wednesday morning. Details surrounding the death have not been released. Eyewitness News has reached out to the Ogle County Sheriff's Department for comment, a

MYSTATELINE.COM - 2018-03-21 16:30:42

Morrison police warn residents of debt collection scam

MORRISON, Ill (KWQC) - The Morrison Police Department is warning residents of a scam that is targeting those with debt. They posted to Facebook saying they are calling victims claiming to be with a debt collecting agency. The police warn the service may be legitimate, however, the caller that is p

KWQC - 2018-03-20 18:14:00

Coroner: Man found dead at Orchard Hills Landfill

The Ogle County Coroner's Office confirms that a man was found dead this morning at Orchard Hills Landfill in Davis Junction. Details are limited at this time surrounding a cause of death or other details. The Ogle County Sheriff's Office is expected to release more details soon. 13 WREX will cont

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-21 19:35:00

Ex-teacher testifies at her trial

A former Marquette Academy teacher, charged with striking students, testified at her trial Wednesday. Tammy Tieman, 47, Princeton, is charged with hitting six students March 15, 2017. She was fired later in the day. Trial started Tuesday morning before Circuit Judge Cynthia Raccuglia, with Tieman ha

OTTAWA TIMES - 2018-03-21 23:25:57

Man killed after workplace incident at landfill

The Ogle County Coroner's Office has identified the man who was killed after an incident at the Orchard Hills Landfill early Wednesday morning. The victim was identified as 48-year-old John E. Overstreet of Davis Junction. Officials say that Overstreet was removing tarp at the rear of a trailer th

13 WREX-TV - 2018-03-21 19:35:00

Arrest made in alleged stabbing

CLINTON - A Clinton man is facing a misdemeanor assault charge. Jacob A. Spooner,30, 544 Sixth Ave. South, is charged with assault with intent to inflict serious injury, an aggravated misdemeanor. Attorney J. David Zimmerman is appointed to represent Spooner. A preliminary hearing is set for 9 a.m.

CLINTON HERALD - 2018-03-21 13:52:34