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Man suspected of killing son was under investigation for sex abuse, was once registered sex offender

Dixon Police say Robert Michaels, 33, shot and killed his 5-year-old son Christopher Monday afternoon at a home in the 1000 block of Fargo Avenue. Police say Michaels then turned the gun on himself and later died at a Rockford hospital. According to police, Robert Michaels had been under investigat

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-20 00:21:00

Dixon Police investigating murder of young child

DIXON, Ill. (WIFR) -- Dixon Police are currently investigating the murder of a young child this afternoon in Dixon. Police are calling this an apparent murder/suicide. A press conference is being held tonight at 8:00 p.m. in the Dixon Police Department community room. We'll update this story as we l

WIFR - 2017-09-19 01:06:00

List of Emmy Award winners

LOS ANGELES, Cali. (AP) -- List of winners of the annual Emmy Awards, announced Sunday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Drama Series: "The Handmaid's Tale." Directing, Drama: Reed Morano, "The Handmaid's Tale." Actor, Drama Series: Sterling K. Brown, "This is Us." Actress, Drama Series

KCRG.COM - 2017-09-18 13:12:00

Rick's Six: Overnight road work on Kimberly, Emmy winners, fatal crash

Click on the button below to set up your account or log in if you already have one. A good Monday to all. We're starting the work-week off with a chance of rain and cooler temps. Here are the weather details from the National Weather Service. 1. Rain chances increase for later today There's a slight

QUAD-CITIES TIMES - 2017-09-18 10:30:00

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

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

River Cities Quilt Guild show is this weekend

MORRISON, Ill. - Over 100 quilts, large and small, created by the River Cities Quilt Guild members, will be on display at the Morrison Super Wash Center, 701 West LIncolnway, Morrison, on Sept. 23 and 24. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Door prizes, bed turn

CLINTON HERALD - 2017-09-19 19:26:30

Police: Young child murdered in Dixon

The Dixon Police Department says a young child was killed Monday in what officials are calling a murder and attempted suicide situation. No other details are being released at this time. Dixon Police Chief Danny Langloss will address the media at 8 p.m. in the Dixon Police Department community room

13 WREX-TV - 2017-09-19 02:11:00

Freeport police arrest Lanark woman for possessing drugs, resisting arrest

FREEPORT - Freeport police say they had to knock a Lanark woman to the ground when she resisted arrest Saturday evening near the corner of Chestnut Street and Locust Avenue. Lt. Andrew Schroeder said police responded to reports of an intoxicated motorist running out of gas near the intersection arou

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-18 18:24:56

6-year-old in Peoria with life-threatening injuries following semi-vs-pedestrian crash

WALNUT - At 3:44 p.m. Tuesday Walnut Police and EMS responded to a report of a semi-vs.-pedestrian accident in the 300 block of E. North Street (Route 92). A release this morning from police chief Glenn Lawson said a 6-year-old boy received life-threatening injuries as a result of the accident. The

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 14:23:00

La Salle County prosecutors pursue $166K

The La Salle County State's Attorney's Office took action Monday to keep $166,505 state police seized from an Interstate 80 driver. On Sept. 6, a trooper stopped a vehicle on I-80 near La Salle that was driven by Edvard Ghazaryan, of Tujunga, Calif. As reason for the stop, the trooper said Ghazaryan

OTTAWA TIMES - 2017-09-20 04:15:48

Paint the Gym Purple event honors Mary Davis

ERIE, Illinois (KWQC) - The Erie and Fulton communities came together on Tuesday to honor Mary Davis. Mary has been battling cancer for years and the community organized the "Paint the Gym Purple" event at Erie High School in her honor. Mary and Michael Saad grew up together. "Wow, she's probably

KWQC - 2017-09-20 05:56:00

Letter: Rock River Sweep Organization thanks volunteers

The Rock River Sweep Organization would like to thank all of the volunteers who participated in this year's Rock River Sweep in the Oregon, Byron and Grand Detour areas. Perfect weather conditions made for a pleasant morning for picking up waste from in and along the river. The Oregon Area Rock Rive

ROCKFORD REGISTER-STAR - 2017-09-20 23:51:44

Impressions: Homecoming buttons give a glimpse of North Scott history

I bought this collection of North Scott Homecoming buttons for a song at the Eldridge United Methodist Church's annual rummage sale last April. The price for the set was marked down to somewhere between $5 and $10. I later learned that they were donated by Christie Nevenhoven. She and her late husba

NORTHSCOTTPRESS.COM - 2017-09-20 20:00:00

Ducks Unlimited northwest Illinois chapter to hold annual banquet

THOMSON - The northwest Illinois chapter of Ducks Unlimited will hold its 45th annual banquet and fundraiser Oct. 7 at Majestic Pines Event Center, 3 miles north of Thomson on state Route 84. The doors will open at 5 p.m., and a buffet meal will be served at 7 p.m. A live and silent auction and raff

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-19 22:00:00

Trial date set in civil suit

CLINTON - A trial date is set in connection with a civil lawsuit filed by Bridgepoint Education against Clinton Catalyst. Chief District Court Judge Marlita Greve ordered a jury trial be set for 9 a.m. Oct. 15, 2018, in the case of Bridgepoint Education versus Clinton Catalyst. The expected length o

CLINTON HERALD - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Police work to enhance message

CLINTON Drivers in Clinton may have noticed speed trailers parked outside of schools throughout town the past couple of weeks. Capt. Tom Bohle of the Clinton Police Department says the department has owned the speed trailers for a while, and they were moved to the schools about three weeks before cl

CLINTON HERALD - 2017-09-19 14:42:25

Fulton council approves yard variance

FULTON, Ill. - In a similar thread of Fulton ordinance discussions lately, a resident has been authorized to have a one-foot setback to his yard. The small expansion would unify his yard with surrounding neighbors. Warren Juist's yard has a width of 48 feet. The purpose of the setback would allow hi

CLINTON HERALD - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Forreston Grade School announces August Students of the Month

FORRESTON - Forreston Grade School announced its August Students of the Month. Students are Ryleigh Alexander, Caroline Bawinkel, Adalyn Bocker, Cody Brown, Austin Collis, Dausyn Heslop, Dane Hiner, Alice Kobler, Conrad Krigbaum, Max Letcher, Sophie Lewis, Hunter Miller, Kaitlyn Myers, Michael Owens

FREEPORT JOURNAL STANDARD - 2017-09-18 17:31:21

At least one in hospital following crash in Sublette

SUBLETTE - A two-vehicle collision on U.S. 52 in Sublette sent at least one person to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. The initial report said there was entrapment in the minivan vs. pick-up truck crash just south of the Pioneer State Bank parking lot. The accident is under investigation by Illinoi

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 20:23:00