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Deadly Byron fire under investigation

Posted: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016
BYRON, A woman and a small child were killed in an early morning house fire in Byron on Oct. 19.
Byron Fire Chief Galen Bennett said the fire is under investigation, and the cause has not been determined. He did not know the age of the woman killed, but said the boy was between the ages of 3 and 4.

New popcorn business could lead to theater re-opening in Oregon

Posted: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016
OREGON, Ryan Hopper knows popcorn.
Hopper, who recently opened Hopper's Poppers in Oregon, said his family has been in the movie theater and popcorn business for decades. And he brought his successful popcorn formulas from Sycamore to Oregon to give locals a taste.
And judging by opening day, Sept. 31, he has another hit on his hands.
"We had a

Former Ogle County sheriff faces charges

Posted: Thursday, Oct 13th, 2016
OREGON -- Former Ogle County Sheriff Michael Harn is being charged with two counts of felony theft, according to Ogle County court documents.
In a complaint filed today in Ogle County Court, both felony offenses were allegedly committed on or between June 1, 2011 and Dec. 2, 2014.
Current Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle released the following press release late

Oregon fire displaces 30 people; injures one

Posted: Thursday, Oct 13th, 2016
OREGON, An early morning fire at an apartment building sent one man to the hospital with smoke inhalation and displaced about 30 people, according to an Oregon Fire Department official.
Oregon Fire Capt. Randy Travis said the cause of the Oct. 12 fire was still unknown, although it started in the bathroom of a unit in the Country Side Apartments,

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