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Woman Drowns When Car Drives Into Lake

A 71-year-old woman was pronounced dead Friday night at a lake south of El Paso near I-39. McLean County coroner Kathleen Davis says that 71-year-old Deena Rogers, of Washington, Illinois was pronounced dead around 11:30 Friday night. A preliminary autopsy indicates Rogers died from drowning

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No Injuries in Early Sunday Mendota Fire

MENDOTA – No injuries were reported in an early morning house fire in Mendota.  After 1 a.m. on Sunday the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 1000 block of Illinois Ave for a structure fire.   Additional area departments were also called, including Troy Grove, Earlville, Amboy,

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ISP Escorts local WW II Seargant

MINONK – The Illinois State Police Escorted the remains of a local World War ll staff seargant to Minonk, on Thursday. The remains of Herbert W. Harms were transported to Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Minonk before returning Harms remains to his hometown of Rutland, Illinois. In August of

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Counterfeit Cash in Rochelle

ROCHELLE – The Rochelle Police Department is investigating 4 counterfeit $100 bills that were passed at area businesses this week. According to police, the suspects reportedly made small purchases, in order to maximize the amount of change they would receive. Rochelle Police provided videos

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