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There is a serious law enforcement action ongoing on
Interstate 55 at the 133 mile post. State police, along with
county and other agencies are working to apprehend a
fugitive who is alleged to have injured or killed a police
officer in some other part of the state.
I55 is being shut down as the fugitive has apparently
crashed. Lincoln Parkway on the north end of the city is
also being shut down.
Please avoid these areas.
suspect is in his car in a field near the 133 mile post.
State Police are currently negotiating for a peaceful
end to the scenario.
Update at 5 p.m.: As
evening approaches, it appears the stand off continues.
It is confirmed that the U.S. Marshal shot this morning
has died in Rockford.
Update at 5:06 p.m.: It
is reported the shooter is in custody. There were
injuries reported and the shooter is being transported
to a hospital.
Here is a video of the post
arrest interview with the Illinois State Police:
Logan County Paramedics
transported suspect Floyd Brown to ALMH for
non-life threatening treatment shortly after the
standoff ended by the use
of flash bangs.
The crashed truck could not be
seen from any direction as it was in a
remote deep ditch off of Interstate 55 near Legends
Subdivision on the north
side of Lincoln. Law enforcement officials and
investigators remained on
scene for some time after the standoff ended.
Dusk was closing in as media
waited for near Kruger Elevator just south
of the 133 exit to Interstate 55 interchange. Numerous
television stations swarmed the area to get first hand
reports related to
the incident that began with an officer being shot
Approximately 3:30 p.m. it was reported that the McHenry
Deputy Jacob Keltner had passed away from his injuries.
photos by Jan Youngquist
artist rendering of plans for a new business venture in Atlanta
shows multiple views of a new truck stop, convenience store, and
Dairy Queen Grill and Chill fast food restaurant all in one
The business along with a car wash will be built in 2019 with hopes
of opening late in the year or early in 2020. The new complex will
offer a number of revenue opportunities for the city of Atlanta
through motor fuel tax, sales tax, gaming tax, as well as the
capture of property tax for future developments through the city's
Tax Increment Financing program. In addition, when up and running,
the businesses could provide more than 50 full time and part time
jobs for local residents.
scanned from drafts provided by Bill Thomas
(Click on Image to enlarge)
Robert Mueller (R) , serving as Federal Bureau of Investigation
director, is seen on a TV monitor at the U.S. Senate Judiciary
Committee at an oversight hearing about the FBI on Capitol Hill
in Washington, June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
testifies before a House Homeland Security Committee hearing on
“The Way Forward on Border Security” on Capitol Hill in
Washington, U.S., March 6, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Logan County Arts March exhibit at the Lincoln Art
Institute will feature the works of local artist Lee
Dowling. Dowling offers a wide variety of pieces for the
show that will include items from private collections as
well as a few that will be offered for sale.
The March exhibit will kick off on Thursday, March 14th
with an artist reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The
public is invited to attend this free evening that will
feature food, drink and an opportunity to visit with
many members of the LCA while enjoying some amazing
provided by Pamela Moriearty (Click on image to enlarge)
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(birth, birthday, engagement, wedding, anniversary),
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St., Lincoln or send it via email to
and put "Milestone" in the subject line.
Veterans Assistance Commission
122 North McLean Street, Lincoln
Dan Benedict, Superintendent
8:30 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Call for appointments: 217-732-8388
VAC Veteran Counseling
Contact Justin Anweiler - 309-689-9708
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