Downs Board OKs armed civilian auxiliary force

DOWNS — The village board passed a measure Thursday night that will allow armed, unpaid citizen officers to operate under the discretion of police chief Joshua Dingler. 

"They're not quite police officers but they're trained more than just a civilian," Dingler said, adding that they go through policy and procedure training. 

Beecher Trails Flooding

Images from the neighborhood downhill of the Beecher Trails subdivision during Friday, June 26 heavy rains.

McLean County bird tests positive for West Nile Virus

McLEAN COUNTY — A dead bird in the city of Chenoa has tested positive for the West Nile Virus. 

The finding makes McLean the ninth county in Illinois in 2015 to log West Nile virus activity, the McLean County Health Department announced this week.  

LeRoy Encore Follies

Photos from the LeRoy All-Class Reunion Encore Follies event on Friday, June 26, 2015.

Replex sees drastic May financial turnaround

LeROY – Large membership revenue increases predicted by Replex management have come to fruition in the first two months of this fiscal year. 

Is Shaddyville up the creek?

While the village of Downs braces for a housing boom spurred by the Beecher Trails subdivision, neighbors downhill of the development are left bracing their homes against increased flood waters.

New start time for Bellflower Fourth of July

BELLFLOWER — This year’s Fourth of July festivities will include an earlier start date for the annual Bellflower Parade. 

The parade will begin at 9:30 a.m., ending with a flag ceremony at Depot Park, which will be open until 11 a.m. 

Schedule set for Downs July Fourth

DOWNS — The village of Downs has finalized its festivities for its annual Independence Day celebration. 

Vietnam Wall visit one month away in LeRoy


LeROY — As part of the 40th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War, the city of LeRoy and the American Legion Ruel Neal Post #79 announce the return of The Traveling Vietnam Wall That Heals, a 250-feet long chevron-shaped replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. 

Hands-on history at LeRoy Schools

By Serah Welborn|LeRoy FC Press

LeROY—The LeRoy School District aims to make history an increasingly hands-on affair, and they are seeking to further an already strong relationship with The Empire Township Historical Museum to do so. 

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