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Case continues for man accused of hitting one person, stabbing another on New Year’s Eve

Defense attorney says his client was only protecting himself → Read More

Trial date set for man charged with attempted murder of deputy during high-speed chase

OREGON – A February jury trial has been set for an Ohio man who is accused of attempting to kill an Ogle County Sheriff’s deputy with his car to avoid being arrested after a high-speed chase in November. Brian K. Taylor, 49, of Massillon, Ohio, appeared in court Tuesday with his Public Defender Michael O’Brien who asked Judge John Redington to set a date for a jury trial. Taylor was arrested… → Read More

Another continuance in Mt. Morris murder case

Matthew Plote is charged with killing Melissa Lamesch and her unborn son. → Read More

Oregon business reopens after vehicle drives through door

OREGON — A downtown restaurant reopened Tuesday after a vehicle crashed through its glass garage door on Sunday. “We’re so happy to be back open today after our surprising turn of events!,” the Ogle County Brewery posted on social media Tuesday. “Hope to see you this week!” The business, located at 400 W. Washington Street, closed Sunday after noon after a southbound vehicle on Illinois Route 2… → Read More

Vehicle careens into Oregon business early Sunday afternoon

OREGON — No one was injured Sunday afternoon when a vehicle careened into a downtown restaurant after being struck by another vehicle at a busy intersection nearby. Oregon Police Chief Joe Brooks said the 12:50 p.m. accident occurred when a southbound vehicle on Illinois Route 2 (Fourth Street) failed to stop at the intersection with Illinois Route 64 (Washington Street) and struck a westbound… → Read More

Deputy testifies he feared for his life at end of high-speed chase

Judge rules that probable cause exists to continue attempted murder case → Read More

Rescuers pull woman from Rock River above Oregon dam

Swift water rescue crews picks her up within 200 feet of going over the dam → Read More

Demolition of old Ogle County Jail begins

Former jail is located south of the historic Ogle County Courthouse in downtown Oregon. → Read More

Santa a crowd favorite at Oregon’s Candlelight Walk

Nov. 26 event kicks off holiday season with shopping, entertainment, and tree lighting → Read More

Pretrial hearing rescheduled for Dec. 8 in Mt. Morris murder case

Matthew Plote is charged with killing Melissa Lamesch and her unborn son → Read More

Judge rules that cellphone data can be used at murder trial

Duane Meyer is charged with deaths of ex-wife, son → Read More

Teams unite, raise $11,000 to help Milledgeville teens badly injured in crash

Volleyball event included a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and bake sale → Read More

NUIC teams unite, raise $11,000 to help Milledgeville teens badly injured in crash

Volleyball event included a silent auction, 50/50 raffle, and bake sale → Read More

Oregon resident wins Autumn on Parade’s 60/40 raffle

Egyed wins $11,679 on ticket his wife purchased for him → Read More

Giant pumpkins return to Autumn on Parade festival in Oregon

Twaddle B2 weighs in at 1,032, and Tank is just a wee smaller. → Read More

Ruby red sneakers, pants and licks, make Polo Doggy Dash a success

Polo Student Council event raises $1,000 for Granny Rose Animal Shelter → Read More

Another storm hits riding center near Oregon, damages buildings

Pegasus Special Riders hit by second storm in five months → Read More

Vintage rail car arrives at Oregon Depot

OREGON — After keeping railroad enthusiasts waiting for weeks, the vintage Silver View rail car arrived in Oregon in a whirlwind of activity Sunday. “It’s finally here,” said Roger Cain, after the sleek touring car was pulled to Oregon behind other empty rail cars. “Now we just have to get it where it will sit while its being restored.” Cain is one of the Oregon Depot volunteers helping with the… → Read More

Mikey the hash-mark machine named for Oregon’s late groundskeeper

Robot carries on Michael J. Myers' mission on the Oregon football field. → Read More

Flash flood wipes out resident’s yard, leaves ravine in a matter of minutes

It took less than an hour for a flash flood to rip through Richie Boyden’s property on Monday, leaving a ravine of destruction in its wake. “I never saw anything like it before,” said Boyden, who has lived at 5130 S. Illinois Route 2 for 30 years. “The water was running on both sides and through the garage like a river.” Boyden and his son Richard recounted on Tuesday how the floodwaters rose… → Read More