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Stillman Valley man arrested on felony looting charge

Posted: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2015
DEKALB COUNTY -- A Stillman Valley man was arrested by DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies on looting charges.
On April 20, Dekalb County Sheriff's deputies arrested Richard Burtch, 44, of Stillman Valley, for looting and attempted looting stemming from a report taken on on April 18 when a resident from Fairdale reported that the above subject had been seen several times

Hero honored by county board

Posted: Thursday, Apr 23rd, 2015

THE Ogle County Board Tuesday night passed a resolution recognizing the life-saving and heroic action of Ava Mirtoska, owner of GrubSteakers Restaurant, when an EF4 tornado hit the area April 9. Mirtoska is credited for saving 12 lives that evening. Chairman Kim Gouker declared May 7 will be "Ava Mirtoska Day."
Todd Carlock, a Mount Morris truck driver,

Byron Farmer's Market relocates to United Church

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
BYRON - Byron Community Revitalization is excited to partner with United Church of Byron to relocate and grow the community's only farmer's market into an exciting Saturday morning destination!
"The United Church location provides us with visibility from the tremendous amount of Saturday traffic on Tower Road," BCR Board Secretary Christy Hanlin said. "We will also have increased visibility from

Steven B. Tilbury

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
BYRON, Steven B. Tilbury, age 60, died suddenly, Sunday, April 12, 2015 from complications from brain surgery. He was born Feb. 14, 1955 in the Rockford the son of William and Sally (Walker) Tilbury.
Steve was a lifelong resident of Byron, and attended Byron Schools. He worked at Chrysler Corp. for 23 years and owned and operated

Family heirloom returned to VanVickle

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015
CHANA -- On Wednesday, students from Chana Education Center volunteered to help local farmers affected by the tornado clean up their fields from debris. 
While working, a student spotted an old baseball mitt in the middle of the field. It was later discovered that the glove belonged to Ogle County Sheriff Brian Vanvickle's grandpa. The glove was thought to be lost when

Rally for relief

Posted: Thursday, Apr 16th, 2015

IN an amazing show of support, hundreds of people from around the region have sprung into action to help area residents who lost their homes, cars and possessions in last Thursday's massive tornado strike.
Beginning Saturday morning, Operation Blessing, an organization based in Virginia Beach, Va., has been coordinating teams of volunteers to go out

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