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Friday Night Fire in Ottawa

‪ OTTAWA – Multiple area departments were called to a structure fire in Ottawa Friday night.  Around 9:30 PM crews arrived in the 1600 block of Chestnut Street and activated a MABAS Division 25 alarm to summon other surrounding departments to the scene.   Supporting crews battling the

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Body found in Genoa

GENOA – A body was found in Genoa Friday morning. According to Dekalb County Sheriffs, just before 9 a.m. they were called west of Ellwood Green subdivision for a reported body discovered. Authorities say upon arrival they located the body of a decreased person in a farm field.

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New Staff Hires at IVCC

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture, industrial maintenance, welding and nursing programs will receive an infusion of new instructional talent this fall following Thursday’s board meeting. Trustees approved the hiring of Kathryn Lillie, a recent graduate of the

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Amboy Police Chief Announces Retirement

AMBOY – Amboy Police Chief Jeffery Blake announced his retirement Friday. In a letter to the community he thanked the numerous people he has worked with over the years in the Lee County community. The Amboy High School Graduate joined the Amboy Police Department in 1992. He was appointed

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