Boone County, Illinois news
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster of Naperville claimed victory Tuesday in a snug race to keep his 11th District seat Tuesday night.
In the 6th District, 11th District and 14th District, Republican challengers are trying to unseat Democratic incumbents. The races have been costly, with most of the campaigns raising and spending millions to share their messages with voters through TV ads and other means.
A Belvidere woman faces criminal charges two months after the conclusion of a Genoa police investigation following a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a 59-year-old Genoa man in August.
Even though the claim has been debunked as a hoax, Republican congressional candidate Catalina Lauf is standing by a recent tweet in which she said some schools provide litter boxes for students who like pretending they’re anthropomorphic animals.
A 59-year-old man from Genoa was killed in what Genoa police said Friday was a hit-and-run collision this week. A Belvidere woman accused of driving a car and leaving the scene after the collision is "fully cooperating" with authorities, police said.
The first case of the monkeypox virus has been identified in Winnebago County, which is in the nine-county Public Health Region 1 that includes Whiteside, Lee, Ogle and Carroll counties.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Bill Foster’s campaign coffers dramatically exceed those of Republican challenger Catalina Lauf, new reports show.
The bison recently captured from the Lake County Forest Preserve is part of a potential ownership dispute but “will not end up in the freezer,” said the professional livestock specialist who captured it.
An incumbent with over 30 years of experience in the Illinois General Assembly will face off against a self-described “baby” compared to other politicians for the Republican nomination in the 35th Illinois Senate District.
The candidates are incumbent Dave Syverson of Cherry Valley and newcomer Eli Nicolosi of Rockford. The winner of the June primary will go on to the November election, in which no other candidates have filed so far.
Two congressional candidates whose filing paperwork had been formally challenged have dropped out of a pair of largely suburban races.
A vigil was held Sunday night at Belvidere High School to mourn the loss of five siblings who perished in a house fire last Monday in Garden Prairie.
A Sycamore man is accused of reckless homicide in a fatal April 2021 crash which killed a 63-year-old Belvidere man, according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office Thursday.
Five people, including three girls ages 9, 13 and 14, were found dead following an early morning fire on Monday in a rural area northwest of Marengo, the Boone County Fire Protection District 2 chief said.
A Republican candidate has dropped out of the race for the 11th Congressional District seat now held by Democrat Bill Foster of Naperville.