Category Archives: Polo News

Polo Police and School District Seeking Items for Go Bags

Polo Police and School District Seeking Items for Go Bags

The Polo Police Department and the Polo Community Unit School District are partnering to create “Go Bags” for classrooms in the event of a crisis or emergency. These on-the-go bags are filled with emergency essentials for a teacher or staff member to take care of their students, whether they are evacuating or remaining in the…Read more »

LaSalle County Democrat Chair Challenges Kinzinger for 16th District

LaSalle County Democrat Chair Challenges Kinzinger for 16th District

LaSalle County Democratic Party Chair Dani Brzozowski is running for Congress. She says the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s unwillingness to spend money in the 16th District’s campaigns during the last decade only motivates her. She believes incumbent Republican Adam Kinzinger is more vulnerable now. Brzozowski says the economy will be the top issue. She claims…Read more »

Polo Police Investigating Hit and Run Accident

Polo Police Investigating Hit and Run Accident

The Polo Police Department is investigating a hit and run that occurred at the Pinecricker Café. The accident happened at the corner of the building at Green Avenue and Mason Street and the corner was damaged. It appears the offending vehicle struck the building while on Mason St. If you have any information about this…Read more »

Polo Police Dealing With Vandalized Vehicles

Polo Police Dealing With Vandalized Vehicles

Since early Saturday morning the Polo Police Department has received reports of vandalized vehicles. If you see any suspicious persons or circumstances, please contact the Polo Police Department at (815) 946-3412. Additionally, if your vehicle was involved, please contact the department, as well.  Read more »

It Took a While, But, Polo PD Finally Got Their Man

It Took a While, But, Polo PD Finally Got Their Man

After a months-long investigation regarding the burglary of the Polo Wash Center (laundromat) on October 3, 2018, Polo Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for Jessie R. Whaley, 38, Freeport, for the offense of Burglary, Theft, and Criminal Damage to Property. Police Chief Jon Mandrell would like to thank the many other agencies that…Read more »

State Police to Conduct Roadside Safety Checks in Ogle County

State Police to Conduct Roadside Safety Checks in Ogle County

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 1 Commander, Captain Matthew Hodgdon, announces the ISP will conduct Roadside Safety Checks (RSCs) in Ogle County during the last two weeks of August. The use of RSCs, according to Hodgdon, combines a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to save lives of the motoring public. The ISP…Read more »

Polo Police Investigating Hit and Run Accident

Polo Police Investigating Hit and Run Accident

The Polo Police Department is investigating a hit and run that occurred Monday in the 500 block of E. Mason Street, in which a silver Ford Focus was parked along the street and was struck by an unknown vehicle, causing driver’s side damage. This is believed to have happened between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.…Read more »

Elkhorn Creek Preserve Invites You to a Butterfly Hunt

Elkhorn Creek Preserve Invites You to a Butterfly Hunt

The public is invited for a fun, informative family-friendly afternoon as we explore the Elkhorn Creek Biodiversity Preserve in Forreston, IL for the many butterflies that are found there. Saturday from 1-5 p.m. participants may join guided butterfly tours or look on their own for those winged beauties. Tours will begin at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00…Read more »

Polo Officer Recognized at American Legion State Convention

Polo Officer Recognized at American Legion State Convention

The Polo Police Department said they are pleased to announce that Officer Tim Rockwood was recognized at the American Legion State Convention in Springfield as being one of two finalists for their Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award. Chief Jon Mandrel said they are very proud of Officer Rockwood and proud he is on…Read more »