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Forreston and Other Fire Departments Respond to Dryer Fire

Forreston and Other Fire Departments Respond to Dryer Fire

Thursday morning the Forreston Fire Department was called for a dryer fire in a basement of a rural home. Forreston arrived on scene and made an attack in the basement.   Crews were able to extinguish the fire and contain it. This helped to minimize the fire and smoke damage in the home. Forreston Fire wanted…Read more »

Polo Hires New Chief of Police

Polo Hires New Chief of Police

Polo has a new police chief.  At the Polo City Council meeting Tuesday night Chief Tim Rockwood was sworn by Mayor Knapp. Chief Rockwood looks forward to leading the department and further serving the community. At the meeting Tuesday night Officer Troy Randall was recognized by the City Council for 5 years of outstanding service.Read more »

Semi Driver Injured in Semi Pick-up Truck Collision

Semi Driver Injured in Semi Pick-up Truck Collision

On Friday at approximately 2:45 pm Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of Illinois Rte. 52 and Freeport Road just outside of Polo. According to Ogle County Deputies it was determined that a pick-up being driven by 22 year old Jonathan Trogilo of Peoria was Northbound on…Read more »

Driver Slightly Injured in Roll-Over Accident

Driver Slightly Injured in Roll-Over Accident

On Wednesday at 9:23am the Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, Polo Police Department, Polo Fire Department, and the Polo Ambulance responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Cavanuagh Rd at RT. 26. According to Deputies a vehicle driven by 90 year old Einar S. Dahl of Prospect Heights IL was southbound on Cavanaugh Rd at…Read more »

After Lengthy Investigation Polo Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Abuse

After Lengthy Investigation Polo Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Abuse

The Dixon Police Department began the criminal investigation into a possible sexual assault in November of 2019.  Through the course of the investigation, the Dixon Police Department identified 39 year old Steven Johnson of Polo as the suspect. Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Johnson with a bond amount of $300,000.00 (10%)…Read more »

What is the Coolest Thing Made in Your Town?

What is the Coolest Thing Made in Your Town?

Statewide, manufacturing generates more than $304 billion in economic output, contributing 12 percent to the state’s Gross Domestic Product – the largest share of any industry in Illinois. To celebrate and bring awareness of what is made in Illinois and in your own community, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association launched the first annual “Makers Madness” contest,…Read more »

Polo Police Investigating Hit and Run

Polo Police Investigating Hit and Run

The Polo Police Department is investigating a hit and run that occurred in the parking lot in the 200 block of E. Mason Street along the curb near the mail boxes. It is believed to have occurred Thursday morning between 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. The vehicle struck was a red GMC Terrain and had…Read more »