Off-duty deputy killed while helping stalled motorist
MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — A Cook County sheriff's deputy helping a motorist on a northern Illinois street was killed when the stalled vehicle was struck by another vehicle.
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging an Illinois hospital paid her $2,000 to have an abortion after she was mistakenly administered a drug that could cause birth...
Sounders win 3rd straight to open season, 4-2 over Fire
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Victor Rodriguez and Jordan Morris each had first-half goals and Seattle scored the opening three goals before holding off the Chicago Fire 4-2 on Saturday for the...
2 militia members admit role in attack on Minnesota mosque
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hoping to scare Muslims into leaving the U.S., members of an Illinois militia group rented a truck and drove more than 500 miles (805 kilometers) to bomb a Minnesota mosque, two men admitted Thursday.
The Latest: Muslim leader: Life sentence for mosque attack
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on federal court hearings for two men charged in the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque (all times local):
A Muslim leader in Minnesota are calling for life in prison for two men who admitted bombing a mosque.
Woman’s remains exhumed in 1976 Illinois cold case
MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — A northeastern Illinois coroner's office has exhumed the body of woman found dead in 1976 for a forensic analysis that could help identify her.
The Grundy County Coroner's office says the body was exhumed Tuesday from an unmarked grave at a Braceville cemetery.
Deputy Coroner Brandon Johnson says advances in modern forensic science and technology could help identify the woman.
Coaches face gun charges after fight at youth football game
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Two Illinois youth football coaches are facing felony charges after police say a fight broke out between coaches and parents following a game and one coach displayed a gun.
Forty-three-year-old Terrance Morris and 39-year-old Devorah Clark, both of Indiana, were being held Sunday in the Winnebago County Jail.
Police say Morris and Clark are coaches for the Calumet City Thunderbolts. The team played the Rockford Renegades Saturday afternoon in Rockford.
CHICAGO (AP) — Relatives of an Illinois man who earned a Purple Heart in Vietnam have received the medal years after it was found in a safe deposit box at a bank that closed.
Private First Class Phillip Morris of Harvey received his Purple Heart Medal after being wounded in 1966. He received an honorable discharge in 1970 and returned to Harvey. Morris died in 1997.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A carjacking suspect is hospitalized in critical condition after apparently shooting himself at the end of a police chase that began in St. Louis County and ended in Illinois.
Police say a woman in north St. Louis County had her car stolen at gunpoint around 1:30 a.m. Monday. Officers spotted the vehicle and a chase went into Illinois, where Granite City officers disabled the stolen car with spike strips.
Saturday’s boys track results
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Here are Saturday's results in the class A boys state track and field meet at Eastern Illinois:
IHSA BOYS TRACK & FIELD STATE MEET RESULTS O'Brien Stadium, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Federal prosecutors will try four men on a weapons charge in Illinois before three of the defendants stand trial in a mosque bombing case in Minnesota.
Dar-Al Farooq bombing suspects to remain in Illinois until case there resolved
Three men accused of bombing a Bloomington Islamic center will stay in Illinois until their related criminal case there is resolved, according to a joint court filing by federal prosecutors and defense attorneys on Friday.
Michael Hari, Michael McWhorter and Joseph Morris, all of Clarence, Ill., have been in federal custody since their March 13 arrests on charges filed both here and in Illinois.
Mosque bombing suspects indicted on weapons charges
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A federal grand jury in central Illinois has indicted three men suspected of bombing a Minnesota mosque on a charge of possessing a machine gun. A fourth man not linked to the bombing was also indicted.
FBI says alleged Minnesota mosque bomber tried to build a militia in rural Illinois
Clarence, Ill. In Michael Hari, the young men found a purpose and a cause that many neighbors in this rural Illinois village are still trying to understand.
MORRIS – A 34-year-old Sycamore man became the Morris VFW Post 6049’s latest contribution to the millionaire’s club Monday in the VFW’s Queen of Hearts game.
Josh Billips of Sycamore, a project manager for an automotive company, was not in attendance at Monday’s drawdown, but he was near his phone.
“I didn’t recognize the number and it went to voice mail,” Billips said. “Once I heard the message, I called back right away.”
Being in the military is something of a family tradition in the Morris family.
“My great-grandfather was a surgeon in the Civil War,” Clark “Ed” Morris, 84, of rural Harmon, said.
He also had relatives serving in World War I and World War II. His father served by producing food on the farm. When the Korean War rolled around, Morris’ goal was college.
He started at the University of Illinois in 1951, and was in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps for 3 years.
Anti-gambling crusader wins $25K in gaming sweepstakes
CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago woman who has crusaded against gambling for decades has won $25,000 by playing a sweepstakes game at a gambling cafe.
Kathy Gilroy, 68, told the Chicago Tribune that while it's ironic she won the sweepstakes, the distinction is that she didn't spend her own money to gamble.
- Dixon TelegraphLee, Ogle and Whiteside County property transfers for July 6, 2019July 5, 2019
- Star TribuneIllinois militia members accused in Bloomington mosque bombing to be tried in MinnesotaDecember 11, 2018
- Dixon Telegraph‘The Winter Rose’ in Mount MorrisNovember 29, 2018
- Dixon TelegraphFree Friday night concerts set to return in Mount MorrisMay 24, 2018
- Dixon TelegraphDementia discussion Tuesday in Mount MorrisMay 7, 2018
After making a long migration down from the north country, a young snowy owl stopped, exhausted, near the Lehigh quarry in Limestone Township, where it was rescued last week, thanks to local farmer Gale Jensen, Illinois wildlife biologist Bob Massey and "Doctor Dave," of Morris.
The good doctor is veterinarian Dave Bainbridge, of the Morris Veterinary Hospital, one of the only volunteer wildlife rehabilitation vets in the area.
MORRIS — Grundy County State's Attorney Jason Helland filed petitions on Monday to run for secretary of state in the Republican primary in March 2018.
Helland worked as an assistant state's attorney in Kankakee from 2004 to 2012 when he ran for state's attorney in Grundy County and won. He won re-election last year.
Helland is running unopposed.
J.C. Griffin had announced his intentions to run in the primary but did not file before Monday's 5 p.m. deadline.
Local libraries are observing Illinois' 26th annual Family Reading Night, when families are encouraged to turn off electronic devices and spend time reading together, on Thursday.
In Morrison, free family reading time will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at Odell Public Library, 307 S. Madison St. Family photos will be taken, and families can build with Legos and get a voucher to forgive library fines.
MOUNT MORRIS – The 30-year-old Rockford police officer who died early Sunday after a scuffle during a traffic stop lead to a crash had roots in this Ogle County village.
MORRIS – Grundy County State’s Attorney Jason Helland plans to run for Illinois Secretary of State, he confirmed on Thursday night.
"I intend to make Grundy County residents proud," he told the Morris Herald-News. "The state of Illinois has a tax and spend problem largely due to career politicians and poor leadership. I believe I can help straighten that mess out as our next Secretary of State."
Morris VFW finally awards jackpot after raffle was delayed
MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — There is a winner of a nearly $1.6 million Illinois VFW raffle that was delayed after it was discovered to be technically illegal.
Morris VFW bar manager Shanna Ramsey says the winner of Monday's Queen of Hearts drawing was Kevin Repsel of LaSalle. Ramsey told the Chicago Tribune Repsel, who takes home $1.1 million, was not present for the drawing.
WATERTOWN — Berniece Johnston, 84, formerly of Milton, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, at the home of her daughter, Sally Mertz, in Watertown.
Berniece was born Oct. 21, 1932, in Woodstock, Ill., the daughter of Reinhold and Anna (Rutz) Wille.
She was married to Lynn Topel Sr. on Dec. 9, 1952. Lynn died Sept. 13, 1976.
She later married George Johnston on March 31, 1979. He died June 27, 2016.
Sentencing of man guilty of attempted kidnapping postponed
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — There has been another postponement of the sentencing of a southern Illinois doctor convicted of attempting to kidnap the Saline County prosecutor.
Brian Burns of Harrisburg was to be sentenced Tuesday for his attempt to kidnap former State's Attorney Mike Henshaw, who was prosecuting him for on murder charges in the March 2016 death of Carla Burns.
JUNEAU – An 18-year-old man made his initial appearance in court Monday on charges of sexually assaulting two young boys last summer and taking suggestive photos of them before returning to his Illinois home.
Seth D. Oltmanns, Mount Morris, Illinois, is charged with three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child and seven counts of possession of child pornography. He could be sentenced up to 355 years and a $700,000 fine.
- BusinessWireZebra Technologies to Acquire Temptime CorporationJanuary 28, 2019
HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A 2018 trial date has been set for a southern Illinois physician charged with killing his estranged wife and then burning her body and spreading the ashes to cover it up.
The Southern Illinoisan reports (http://bit.ly/2r0Bt3O ) Brian Burns of Harrisburg appeared in court Friday. Judge Walden Morris set his trial for Jan. 17 on two counts of murder and one count of concealment.
JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Visitation and a funeral are planned Friday for a 1½-year-old girl who was found dead in a northern Illinois home after going missing.
No. 25 Wichita State rolls right through Evansville, 109-83
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The impressive depth of No. 25 Wichita State has never been more evident than Tuesday night, when little-used seniors John Robert Simon and Zach Bush checked into their final home game.
The Shockers were already on their way to a 109-83 blitz of Evansville, their 11th consecutive win and one that moves them to the brink of another Missouri Valley title. But the largest cheers were reserved for when Simon and Bush began pouring in shots in the closing minutes.
Marjorie (Hall) Stewart, 85, of Danville, passed away at Colonial Manor Aug. 16, 2016.
Marjorie was born Jan. 13, 1931 the daughter of Harland & Mildred (Siebert) Hall in Wabash County, Illinois.
She married George P. Stewart on Oct. 15, 1950 in Wabash County. He preceded her in death Feb. 28, 1987.
MOUNT MORRIS – The community development group Encore! Mount Morris is making good on its promise to turn this village into a destination for art lovers.
Encore! Fine Arts Gallery opened Friday in the first floor of the Old Sandstone building, on the former Mount Morris College campus.
“This is a start of what we want to do in the downtown area,” said John Finfrock, a member of the Mount Morris Economic Development Group.
MOUNT MORRIS – Here goes.
Even though 83 of his novels have been published, Len Levinson is hanging a lot on his latest.
Based on his 1964 marriage, which led to the loves of his life – his daughter and grandchildren – it’s more than half a century in the making.
“It is the validation and the justification for my whole ridiculous, pointless life,” the 81-year-old New Yorker-at-heart said. “It would make me. And it might never be...