Category Archives: Local News

Fatal Accident Information Released

Fatal Accident Information Released

By Neil Doyle The Livingston County Coroner has identified the man killed in a car and semi tractor-trailer crash over the weekend. Coroner Danny Watson said James Yordy II, 28, of rural Pontiac, died early Sunday. The crash remains under investigation by the coroner’s office and Illinois State Police. The accident happened around 1:30 a.m.…MORE

Weekend Fatality Reported in Livingston County

Weekend Fatality Reported in Livingston County

By A.J. Harris A rural Pontiac man has been killed in a two-vehicle accident early yesterday (Sunday) morning in Livingston County. The victim’s vehicle and a semi-tractor trailer collided at the intersection of Illinois Route 47 and 2300 North Road near Saunemin. No details of the crash have been released and the man’s name has…MORE

Suspect in Custody After Fairbury Incident

Suspect in Custody After Fairbury Incident

By Neil Doyle A man who fled from police in Fairbury has turned himself in. Published reports say that Fairbury Police were called to the Circle K gas station Saturday night for an unknown problem. Officers located a man who had broken a car windshield and injured himself. According to police, the man fled the…MORE

Getting Kids Back to School Means Getting Them in For Exams

Getting Kids Back to School Means Getting Them in For Exams

By Neil Doyle School is right around the corner and many parents may be wondering about back to school physicals. If kids are participating in sports, a yearly physical is required. When it comes to regular check-up requirements, that varies at each school. “The best way to find out if children need physicals on a…MORE

In Pontiac, Cleary Street Issues Find Their Way to the City Council

In Pontiac, Cleary Street Issues Find Their Way to the City Council

By Neil Doyle The Pontiac City Council heard complaints from residents Monday night who live in a Cleary Street neighborhood. Published reports say residents from the neighborhood complained about an abated property, where one particular resident parks vehicles in a way that blocks the street. The resident allegedly runs a business out of his home.…MORE

Counterfeit Money Leads to Three Arrests

Counterfeit Money Leads to Three Arrests

By Neil Doyle Three Chicago men were arrested Sunday for trying to use counterfeit 100-dollar bills in Pontiac and Dwight. 27-year old Jerome Mims, 21-year old Raheem Johnson and 25-year old Gregory Guy were taken into custody near Lexington by the Livingston County Sherrif’s Department, Chenoa Police and Illinois State Police. Officers said the men…MORE

Former Normal Unit 5 Teacher Under Arrest on Child Molestation Charges

Former Normal Unit 5 Teacher Under Arrest on Child Molestation Charges

By A.J. Harris A former first grade teacher at Unit 5’s Glenn Elementary School remains jailed for allegedly molesting two students, while Normal Police investigate whether there are other victims. 47-year old Jonathon Hovey of Forsyth, who taught at Glenn for 18-years, has to post 10-thousand dollars cash to be released on bond. If Hovey…MORE

Jimmy John’s Up, Running, and Busy in Pontiac

Jimmy John’s Up, Running, and Busy in Pontiac

By Neil Doyle A sandwich shop with the saying “Freaky Fast” is now open in Pontiac. Jimmy John’s officially opened its doors Wednesday in the 1000 block of West Reynolds Street. This is the first Jimmy John’s to open in the city. Owner Marc Largent said he plans to hire around 25 employees. The sandwich…MORE

Fire Investigation Continues in Dwight

Fire Investigation Continues in Dwight

By Howard Packowitz A fire that started on the deck of one home in Dwight and spread to a neighboring house may have caused more than a quarter-million dollars damage, according to firefighters. The Dwight Fire Protection District reported on its Facebook page that it was called on Wednesday to the 300 block of West…MORE

Humiston Woods Hosting an Open House on Sunday, August 4th

Humiston Woods Hosting an Open House on Sunday, August 4th

By Todd Wineburner The Humiston Woods Nature Center has an open house scheduled from 11 to 3 on Sunday, August 4th, and Center Director Ed Lipinski says it’s a great opportunity for area residents to get a glimpse of the original landscape of the prairie. 40 years ago, the Humiston woods area was incorporated as…MORE