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Driver Faces DUI and Other Charges Following Hit and Run Accident

Driver Faces DUI and Other Charges Following Hit and Run Accident

On Tuesday at approximately 5:05 p.m., Ogle County Deputies say they responded to a one vehicle hit and run accident that occurred near the intersection of North Junction Rd and East Scott Rd. After a brief investigation, Deputies arrested 46 year old Jennifer Nash of Holcomb for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Nash was…Read more »

Three Injured in Two Car Accident Monday Evening

Three Injured in Two Car Accident Monday Evening

Shortly before 5pm on Monday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of Flagg Rd and Skare Rd for an injury accident. Upon arrival, it was determined that 52 year old William Bishop of Stillman Valley failed to yield at the intersection and was struck broadside by a car driven by 26 year old…Read more »

Arrest Made Monday Leads to Charges From 2019 Burglary

Arrest Made Monday Leads to Charges From 2019 Burglary

Late Monday afternoon Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a suspicious subject call in the Village of Davis Junction. The subject, 19 year old Jacob Patton of Rockford was located in the 400 block of Heartland and subsequently arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance and three out of county warrants. Patton was transported the…Read more »

One Person Injured in Two Car Crash

One Person Injured in Two Car Crash

Just after 4 Friday morning Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Byron Fire/EMS were dispatched to Illinois Rte. 72 at Illinois Rte. 2 for a two vehicle accident. After an investigation, it was determined that a vehicle driven by 49 year old Greg Ridens  of Leaf River failed to reduce speed to prevent an Accident.…Read more »

Alcohol May Have Played a Part in Single Vehicle Crash

Alcohol May Have Played a Part in Single Vehicle Crash

On Thursday at 9:43 p.m., Ogle County Deputies, along with Byron Fire, responded to the 10000 block of Illinois Rte 2 for a one vehicle crash. After a short investigation Deputies arrested 21 year old Michael O’brien of Rockford for Driving While under the Influence of Alcohol. O’brien was also cited for Improper Lane Use,…Read more »

Authorities Respond to Car Hijacking with a Weapon

Authorities Respond to Car Hijacking with a Weapon

On Sunday at approximately 9:40 pm Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to an address in Stillman Valley for the report of vehicular hijacking with a weapon. Sheriff’s Deputies conducted a lengthy investigation with the assistance of the Ogle County K9, Illinois State Police, Rockford Police and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. Pursuant to the investigation,…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 »

Kinzinger: Byron and LaSalle Nuclear Plants in Jeopardy, Springfield Must Act Now

Kinzinger: Byron and LaSalle Nuclear Plants in Jeopardy, Springfield Must Act Now

Illinois 16th Congressional District Congressman Adam Kinzinger in a recent op-ed said nuclear energy is essential to Illinois.  He went on to say the financial viability of the Byron and LaSalle Stations are in serious jeopardy. Kinzinger said special interests, market forces, overly burdensome regulations and outright public corruption have created a growing resistance to…Read more »

Kinzinger Deployed on Active Duty

Kinzinger Deployed on Active Duty

Over this past weekend Congressman Adam Kinzinger was called to active duty and went on mission with his Air National Guard Unit.  The Congressman holds the rank of Lt. Colonel.  While on duty he will be staying in the United States. His staff wanted to let residents know his Washington DC and Illinois Offices will…Read more »