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Friday Fire Destroys Rural Dix Home

DIX – A wood stove or possibly kerosene heaters are being blamed for a Friday afternoon fire that destroyed a rural Dix home. As Jefferson Fire firefighters arrived at the home on Snap Dragon Lane east of Dix, they found the structure fully involved in flames and starting to collapse. The homeowner reportedly told firefighters

Repurpose Your Christmas Tree for Another Life of Service

BENTON – Repurpose your live Christmas tree by donating it to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake. All donated trees will be bundled together, weighted, and placed in the lake to create underwater fish structures. The tree bundles serve as feeding areas for fish of all sizes, a safe refuge for small

ISP Investigating Fatal Christmas Day Stabbing in Christopher

CHRISTOPHER – Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Agents are investigating a fatal stabbing at a home in Christopher at the request of the Christopher Police Department.  The incident happened on Christmas Day at 4:30 p.m. in the 200 block of West 15th Street in Christopher.  Preliminary information indicates that Christopher Police