Category Archives: Polo News

Driver Charged With Numerous Offenses After Putting Car in the Ditch

Driver Charged With Numerous Offenses After Putting Car in the Ditch

Shortly before 7am Sunday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with the Polo Police Department responded to the 16000 block of West Illinois Route 52 for a single vehicle in the ditch. After an investigation it was learned that 29 year old Arthur J Zacharias of Mt Carroll was driving westbound on Illinois Rte 52 when…Read more »

Polo Town and Country Days Kicks Off for 53rd Year

Polo Town and Country Days Kicks Off for 53rd Year

In 1966 the Polo Jaycees held a three day festival with the idea of raising money for a community pool. For the past 53 years the Polo Town and Country Days has been in existence. The event has grown now to cover 4 days and is filled from morning till night with activities and entertainment. …Read more »

Polo Man Arrested After Polo Police Discover Over 2000 Grams of Cannabis

Polo Man Arrested After Polo Police Discover Over 2000 Grams of Cannabis

Around 9am Friday morning Officers from the Polo Police Department executed a search warrant at 402 W. Colden Street. After a search was conducted, officers located 2903 grams of cannabis within the residence. After an investigation 37 year old Mark A. Ballotti was taken into custody for Unlawful Possession of Cannabis for more than 2000…Read more »

Judge Douglas Lee Appointed to 15th Judicial Circuit

Judge Douglas Lee Appointed to 15th Judicial Circuit

Judge Daniel Fish, who has served as a circuit judge in Lee County since July 2008, is retiring July 8. Fish, who is the Chief Judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, has heard a variety of cases during his tenure and currently hears most of the lawsuits and juvenile matters pending in Lee County. Fish’s…Read more »

ISP to Conduct Special Patrols in the Sauk Valley During May

ISP to Conduct Special Patrols in the Sauk Valley During May

District 1 troopers of the Illinois State Police will conduct Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols in Lee, Ogle and Whiteside Counties in May. These Step patrols allow the ISP to focus on what is called the fatal four violations which contribute to traffic crashes and fatalities.  These are DUI, Safety Belt and Child Restraint Violations, Speeding…Read more »

Early Morning Fiery Crash Claims One Life

Early Morning Fiery Crash Claims One Life

An early morning fiery accident on Lowell Park Road claimed the life of one person. Ogle County Deputies, along with Mt. Morris and Polo Police as well as Polo Fire and Ambulance responded to the crash in front of 77 N. Lowell Park Road. Deputies say the Chevrolet truck was headed southbound when it left…Read more »

Sen. Stewart Named Public Official of the Year by Police Chiefs

Sen. Stewart Named Public Official of the Year by Police Chiefs

State Sen. Brian Stewart (R-Freeport) has been named a 2018 Public Official of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP). Stewart was recognized April 10 during the Illinois Chiefs’ Annual Legislative Reception in Springfield.  Stewart is a retired Stephenson County Sheriff’s Sergeant and an Army veteran, serving as a Military Police…Read more »

Heavy Winds Leave Many Sauk Valley Residents in the Dark

Heavy Winds Leave Many Sauk Valley Residents in the Dark

The heavy cold wind which has buffeted the Sauk Valley the last 24 hours has left several residents in the dark. Wednesday evening hundreds of ComEd customers in Rock Falls were without power.  Thursday morning the outage map shows the power has been restored.  However, there are still dozens of customers in Sterling, Dixon, Polo and…Read more »

Several Win Races Throughout the Sauk Valley

Several Win Races Throughout the Sauk Valley

Several other decisions in the Sauk Valley were decided Tuesday night. In Forreston voters chose Monty Cotter, Ken Vinnedge and Gary Buss out of a field of 6 candidates for Village Trustee’s.  In the Oregon City Commissioner’s Race Timothy Krug, Melanie Cozzi, Terry Schuster and Kurtis Ray Wilson won their races. Polo voters chose Randy…Read more »