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Vehicle burglaries plaguing area

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
OGLE COUNTY -- Area police agencies are dealing with a recent rash of car burglaries in Rochelle and in Stillman Valley.
Rochelle police are investigating several break-ins that occurred in the 200 block of Irene Avenue, 700 block of First Avenue and the 1100 block of North Seventh Street most recently.
No cars were broken into, as burglars only stole

Recent outbreak of measles calls for precautions

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
A recent outbreak of the measles originating at Disneyland in California has since spread to 11 other states including Illinois. Though cases of the measles have greatly decreased since the 1960s and 1970s, it has not been completely eradicated. Preventive measures must continue to be taken against this disease.
Measles is an airborne, highly contagious respiratory disease caused

Byron School District ends Fostiak lawsuit with settlement

Posted: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015
BYRON - The Byron Board of Education voted unanimously Wednesday to pay dismissed superintendent Margaret Fostiak approximately $165,000 from the District's tort fund and approximately $35,000 to be paid by the District's insurance carrier (for a maximum total one-time payment of $200,000.) The agreement represents considerably less than one year of Fostiak's compensation package and it ends her $10 million-plus

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