Category Archives: Polo News

Two Injured in Early Sunday Morning Roll-Over

Two Injured in Early Sunday Morning Roll-Over

Shortly before 6am Sunday Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a one vehicle rollover accident in the 11,000 block of N. Illinois Rte. 26. After an investigation it was determined that a minivan being driven by 22 year old Derek V. Driver of Freeport was northbound on Route 26. Driver lost control of the vehicle…Read more »

CGH to Reopen Clinics at Reduced Volume Beginning Friday

CGH to Reopen Clinics at Reduced Volume Beginning Friday

Beginning Friday, May 1, CGH Medical Center will re-open clinics at a reduced volume. While continuing to closely follow IDPH and CDC guidance, careful attention to patient screening, masking, social distancing, intensive cleaning and safety guidelines will be followed. The No Visitor policy continues at ALL locations. Patients are encouraged to bring and wear your…Read more »

Road Work From Polo to Dixon to Begin on Monday

Road Work From Polo to Dixon to Begin on Monday

The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that weather permitting, construction on IL 26, from Wilson Street in Polo to Liberty Court in Dixon, is to begin the week of April 20, 2020. Civil Constructors, Inc. will be completing the $5.4 million project to patch and resurface the 9.9 mile section of IL 26. Daytime lane…Read more »

Easter Bunny Coming to Polo

Easter Bunny Coming to Polo

The Easter Bunny is coming to Polo. Today, Saturday April 11th the Easter Bunny will be escorted through the streets of Polo by the Polo Police and Fire Departments.  The group will travel down every street in Polo so if you want to see the Easter Bunny you need to listen for the siren.  When…Read more »

Forreston and Other Fire Departments Respond to Dryer Fire

Forreston and Other Fire Departments Respond to Dryer Fire

Thursday morning the Forreston Fire Department was called for a dryer fire in a basement of a rural home. Forreston arrived on scene and made an attack in the basement.   Crews were able to extinguish the fire and contain it. This helped to minimize the fire and smoke damage in the home. Forreston Fire wanted…Read more »

Polo Hires New Chief of Police

Polo Hires New Chief of Police

Polo has a new police chief.  At the Polo City Council meeting Tuesday night Chief Tim Rockwood was sworn by Mayor Knapp. Chief Rockwood looks forward to leading the department and further serving the community. At the meeting Tuesday night Officer Troy Randall was recognized by the City Council for 5 years of outstanding service.Read more »

Semi Driver Injured in Semi Pick-up Truck Collision

Semi Driver Injured in Semi Pick-up Truck Collision

On Friday at approximately 2:45 pm Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a two vehicle rollover accident at the intersection of Illinois Rte. 52 and Freeport Road just outside of Polo. According to Ogle County Deputies it was determined that a pick-up being driven by 22 year old Jonathan Trogilo of Peoria was Northbound on…Read more »

Driver Slightly Injured in Roll-Over Accident

Driver Slightly Injured in Roll-Over Accident

On Wednesday at 9:23am the Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies, Polo Police Department, Polo Fire Department, and the Polo Ambulance responded to a one vehicle rollover accident on Cavanuagh Rd at RT. 26. According to Deputies a vehicle driven by 90 year old Einar S. Dahl of Prospect Heights IL was southbound on Cavanaugh Rd at…Read more »

After Lengthy Investigation Polo Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Abuse

After Lengthy Investigation Polo Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Abuse

The Dixon Police Department began the criminal investigation into a possible sexual assault in November of 2019.  Through the course of the investigation, the Dixon Police Department identified 39 year old Steven Johnson of Polo as the suspect. Investigators were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Johnson with a bond amount of $300,000.00 (10%)…Read more »