Author Archives: Tim

Irrigator Electrocution Claims Life of Deer Grove Man

Irrigator Electrocution Claims Life of Deer Grove Man

About 4:30 Wednesday afternoon Whiteside County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call to a field located near the intersection of Bell and Buell Roads in rural Tampico. The call was in reference to a male victim that was possibly electrocuted. Deputies, Tampico Fire Department, Tampico EMS, CGH EMS, Tampico Police, Prophetstown Police, and Illinois State…Read more »

Cooling Centers in Whiteside County Open

Cooling Centers in Whiteside County Open

With the excessive heat cooling centers in Whiteside County have been opened up. People who need to get out of the heat and enjoy a cooling down in air conditioning can go to several places. Official cooling centers include the Sterling and Rock Falls Wal-marts, Northland Mall as well as the Rock Falls community Building. …Read more »

Dixon Fire Chief Says There Are Ways to Beat the Heat

Dixon Fire Chief Says There Are Ways to Beat the Heat

If you have not been keeping track of the weather or news, excessive heat is expected over the next few days. This means temps will be near 100 with a heat index well over that. Dixon City Fire Chief Ryan Buskohl warns of the effects of this heat on the human body.  Buskohl said in…Read more »

Whiteside County Airport Finishes Part of Improvement Program

Whiteside County Airport Finishes Part of Improvement Program

The Whiteside County Airport recently completed a project under the Airport Improvement Program. The project rehabilitated runway and taxiway signage, as well as upgraded Taxiway “A” lighting from incandescent to LED. The project cost is estimated at $262,940.45. Through the Airport Improvement Program, a grant was issued with Federal contribution estimated at $236,646.40, State of…Read more »

Suspect Leads Ogle Deputies on Chase in Attempt to Avoid Arrest

Suspect Leads Ogle Deputies on Chase in Attempt to Avoid Arrest

Around 9:30 Wednesday morning Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies conducted an investigation at a residence in the Village of Davis Junction. The suspect of the investigation, 32 year old Jemma J. Atterbury of Davis Junction fled from the scene in a vehicle to avoid arrest.  Sheriff’s Deputies pursued Atterbury for approximately 2 miles; before Atterbury stopped…Read more »

Donations Being Sought to Help Family Who Lost Everything in Blaze

Donations Being Sought to Help Family Who Lost Everything in Blaze

Several area fire departments responded to a garage and house fire in Mt. Morris Tuesday. In the end the home was a complete loss. The resident of the home is Former Ogle County Deputy Alan Koper and his family.  It was reported the Koper’s lost everything in the blaze. Several groups are doing what they…Read more »

Two More Locations in Ogle County Found With West Nile Virus

Two More Locations in Ogle County Found With West Nile Virus

The Ogle County Health Department announced Wednesday they discovered two more pools of water in the county which tested positive for mosquitoes with West Nile Virus. One of the pools was found near Rochelle and the second was found near Monroe Center.  Earlier this past month at a pool in the Polo area mosquitoes tested…Read more »