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Motorcyclist killed in Sandwich crash

SANDWICH – A 65-year-old man has died after a motorcycle crash in Sandwich.   The Sandwich Police Department say around 4:30 PM Friday they were called to the 300 block of East Arnold Street for a motorcycle that had apparently struck a utility pole. The lone rider, David C. Hayes of

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Beelman wins IVCC Matthiessen Award

IVCC President Jerry Corcoran awards Hope Beelman the 2022 F.W. Matthiessen Award PHOTO IVCC OGLESBY – Sophomore Hope Beelman of the Peru won the prestigious Frederick W. Matthiessen Award at Illinois Valley Community College’s 56th annual commencement last month. Beelman earned a 3.9

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UTV crash takes life of Lee County teen

FRANKLIN GROVE – A teen is dead and two other teens are injured after a UTV crash in rural Lee County.   The Lee County Sheriff’s Office say that on Thursday afternoon they were called to rural Franklin Grove for the crash.  Authorities say it appears the UTV lost control, rolled and

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