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Earlville Superintendent Waiting For Word On His Future

Dec 11, 2015
Oglecountybar.com

A Northern Illinois school official is working from home and waiting for word on his future.

Earlville School District Superintendent Wade Winekauf was arrested last month on a charge of domestic battery. Ogle County State's Attorney Eric Morrow says the office is reviewing the police reports and other information for possible charges. Mr. Winkauf's bond return day is Thursday, December 18th, at 9:00. Charges will be filed before that date and time.

Ogle, DeKalb Counties Get 'Disaster' Declaration

Apr 10, 2015
Carl Nelson / WNIJ

Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared DeKalb and Ogle counties state disaster areas after severe storms and tornadoes ripped across northern Illinois.

At least two people in DeKalb County are reported dead and roughly a dozen more injured. Dozens of homes and businesses have been damaged or destroyed.

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Almost $11,000 is unaccounted for in an internal audit of a northern Illinois sheriff’s department’s towing fund. The Ogle County Sheriff's Department expects the audit to take a couple of months. 

The forensic audit also found about $61,000 in fees were not deposited in the county's general fund as required.

The investigation began after a forensic auditor could not account for the money in the administrative tow fund, which was controlled by former Sheriff Michael Harn. An ordinance allows the sheriff's department to charge $350 to tow vehicles.

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The Illinois Commerce Commission approved ComEd’s Grand Prairie Gateway Project, a new transmission line that will run across DeKalb, Ogle, Kane and DuPage counties.

Construction is set to begin after April 2015 for the line to be in service by June 2017. The line will require about 400 steel power poles from ComEd’s existing substation just east of the Kane County line to the substation in Byron.

A number of local governments across Illinois are getting money to inspect pollution-control facilities and to investigate complaints about illegal dumping.

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