Category Archives: Mount Morris News

Icy Roads Contribute to Crash With Injuries

Icy Roads Contribute to Crash With Injuries

On Friday afternoon Ogle County Deputies, Mt Morris Police Department, along with the Mt Morris Fire department and EMS responded to a two vehicle accident in the 3700 block of West Illinois Route 64. After an investigation it was learned that a 16 year old female from Mt Morris lost control of her vehicle on…Read more »

Several Area Rural Fire Departments Receives Grant Money for Equipment

Several Area Rural Fire Departments Receives Grant Money for Equipment

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today announced 31 Illinois communities will benefit from more than $225,000 in federal grants to rural fire departments and fire protection districts. The USDA Forest Service Volunteer Fire Assistance federal grant program provides matching funds to aid fire departments in the purchase of new equipment and helps fund…Read more »

Ogle County Deputies Will Conduct Sex Offender Compliance Checks on Halloween

Ogle County Deputies Will Conduct Sex Offender Compliance Checks on Halloween

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office will again be conducting Sex Offender compliance checks on Halloween. Registered Sex Offenders are prohibited from participating in specified activities, Halloween is a listed activity. Parents can visit the Ogle County Sheriff’s website and access maps of registered Sex Offenders within Ogle County or go to https://oglecounty.org/departments/sheriff/offender-watch/ . The Sheriff…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 »

Donations Being Sought to Help Family Who Lost Everything in Blaze

Donations Being Sought to Help Family Who Lost Everything in Blaze

Several area fire departments responded to a garage and house fire in Mt. Morris Tuesday. In the end the home was a complete loss. The resident of the home is Former Ogle County Deputy Alan Koper and his family.  It was reported the Koper’s lost everything in the blaze. Several groups are doing what they…Read more »

Motorcyclist Hit by Falling Tree Saturday Afternoon

Motorcyclist Hit by Falling Tree Saturday Afternoon

Saturday afternoon Ogle County Deputies responded to a single vehicle motorcycle accident in the 10500 block of North IL. Rte 2. After a brief investigation Deputies identified the driver as 68 year old Jerry L. Dilday of Mt. Morris.  Dilday was traveling south bound, when at this time he was struck by a falling tree,…Read more »

Mt. Morris Driver Injured and Cited Following Single Vehicle Crash

Mt. Morris Driver Injured and Cited Following Single Vehicle Crash

Shortly after 10am Tuesday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a one vehicle accident with an injury on East IL Route 64. After arriving on scene, Deputies learned a SUV driven by 54 year old Pamela Beecham of Mt Morris was traveling eastbound.  Beecham then traveled across the westbound lane and into the north side…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 »