Polo is a city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States. The population was 2,355 at the 2010 census, down from 2,477 in 2000.


Polo News

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Rebekah Zeigler From Polo Makes Spelling Bee History Which May Never Be Broken

The final word was Dalliance and with a very careful, but deliberate delivery the remaining contestant for the 2019 Lee-Ogle-Whiteside Regional Spelling Bee spoke the letters. Then with a slight pause for effect Moderator Tom Wadsworth boomed out the line Rebekah Zeigler has heard four times before: You’re going back to Washington. For an unprecedented…read more »


Area Representatives Respond to Governor’s 2020 Budget Proposal

In his first budget proposal as Illinois’ new Governor, J.B. Pritzker proposed a nearly $39 billion fiscal 2020 budget. The Governor said it will serve as a bridge to a stable fiscal future until they can change the income tax system. Democrats applauded the address, saying the Governor gave a realistic view of the state’s…read more »

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Lanark Couple Injured in Roll-over Accident

On Wednesday at 9:30 AM, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, along with the Forreston Fire Department, Forreston EMS, Freeport Rural EMS, and the Forreston Police Department were dispatched to the 12000 block of North Illinois Route 26 in reference to a single vehicle rollover accident. After an investigation it was learned that a southbound vehicle had…read more »

Winter Roads

High Winds, Blowing Snow and Power Outages Shuts Down the Sauk Valley

Winter weather came through the Sauk Valley with a roar on Tuesday. Ice accumulation and high winds caused thousands of ComEd costumers to find themselves without power. Ogle, Lee and Whiteside County Sheriff’s Departments stated the road conditions deteriorated and several places had downed power lines on or near the roads.  Wind gusts up to…read more »

Polo Obituaries

Trudi “Lizzy” E. Bowen

Trudi “Lizzy” E. Bowen, age 52, of Polo, died suddenly at her home on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at her home. Trudi was born September 5, 1966 in Freeport the daughter of Larry and Connie (Messer) Bowen.  She was employed at Kable News in Mt. Morris for 20 years and was a member of St.…read more »

Aurelia Skye Vankeuren

Aurelia Skye Vankeuren, infant daughter of Zac Vankeuren and Savannah Overdorf, of Polo, received her heavenly angel wings on Thursday, October 18, 2018. She leaves to cherish her memory her mommy and daddy, her big sister Alexis Vankeuren, her big brothers, Holden, Royce and Talan Vankeuren; her grandparents, Todd and Cindy Overdorf of Palatine and…read more »

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