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Gas Pipeline Explodes Near Dixon, 2 Dead

NACHUSA – Two are dead and two injured after a natural gas pipeline explosion that sent flames and dark smoke into the air. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department says the explosion happened about 9 a.m. Tuesday on a farm near Nachusa. According to the Lee County Coroner two had died at

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Man Dies In Streator Shooting

Streator, Illinois  – An 18 year old man died in Streator after being shot Sunday.  Streator Police say they were called shortly before eight Sunday morning to the 400 block of North Sterling Street to a report of someone being shot.  Upon their arrival, police found an 18 year old man

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Downtown Mendota Fire Wednesday

MENDOTA – A fire in the 700 block of Illinois Ave in Mendota closed city streets downtown Wednesday. At 12:30 PM a call came in for smoke in an upstairs dwelling. Area departments responded with mutual aid within 45 minutes the fire was extinguished. According to responders at the

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Two Arrested in Ottawa Using Fake Currency

OTTAWA – A couple of individuals from Chicago were charged with forgery after a number of businesses in Ottawa began finding counterfeit $100 bills. Today in a release from the Ottawa Police Department, they state that last Wednesday while checking with area companies for information on

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