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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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Woman Uses Flamethrower to Damage Car

BARRINGTON – A Barrington woman has been charged with arson and with filing a false police report after initially claiming her car was stolen. According to the Barrington Police Department, 47 year-old Julie Gagne was arrested Wednesday for allegedly setting fire to her vehicle. In a release by

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OSF/Blue Cross Reach Agreement

OTTAWA – After weeks of negotiations OSF HealthCare has reached an agreement with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois to continue to remain in network. In October it was initially announced that OSF was no longer going to accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In a statement released

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Family Identified in Ogle County Fire

DIXON – The Ogle County Sheriffs Office and the Ogle County Coroner have released the identities of those killed in an early morning house fire in rural Dixon. Found deceased was 39 year-old Timothy Shaw, 37 year-old Melissa Shaw, 17 year-old Ethan Shaw, 15 year-old LeAnne Shaw, 12

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Residents of Amboy Urged to Lock Vehicles

AMBOY – A string of car burglaries occurred in the predawn hours Tuesday in Amboy. The majority of those took place on the north side of the community in an area known as the Burke Subdivision. According to Amboy Police Chief Jeff Blake, ten vehicles were found to have items missing, and

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Early Morning Vacant House Fire in Streator

STREATOR – A vacant house fire was extinguished by the Streator Fire Department early Monday morning. After midnight, emergency personal responded to a call of flames coming from a home in the 600 block of South Illinois Street. According to the Streator Fire Department, the fire was

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