Several area fire departments responded to the massive fire at the Chemtool chemical plant in Rockton.
Following reports that the plumes of smoke were so big they were being picked up on weather radar, the Rockton Police Department posted an alert, warning that fire officials had ordered a mandatory evacuation near the plant.
Exelon recognized four Oregon school nurses for their hard work this past year as part of their Community Hero series.
Snow and wind made for tough driving conditions over the weekend.
Forreston falls to Eastland in girls basketball action
The Forreston Cardinals battle Stillman Valley on Feb. 6.
Ogle County residents were still busy dealing with the wintry mix that fell across the region the past several days.
Mother Nature brings winter to Ogle County