In the aftermath of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri, state leaders in Illinois are contemplating the use of police body cameras for better oversight of law enforcement. Some say important guidelines are needed to protect both police officers and citizens.Ed Yohnka, communications and public policy director with the ACLU of Illinois say if implemented appropriately, police body cameras can be a ...read more
Vernon S. Minnaert, 81, of Atkinson passed away Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the LaSalle Veterans Home, LaSalle, IL. A funeral mass celebrating Vern’s life will be held 10:00 AM Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Atkinson, IL. Rev. S. Stephen Engelbrecht will celebrate. Burial will follow in St. Anthony’s Cemetery in Atkinson where milita...read more
Bradley D. Kruger, 47, of Cambridge, died Saturday, September 13, 2014 at his home surrounded by his family. Cremation has been accorded and a memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 18th, at the Cambridge United Methodist Church. Rev. David Joyce and Rev. Randy Sizemore will officiate. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. ...read more
Donald L. Foerder, 77, of Annawan, IL passed away Wednesday, September, 10, 2014 at Genesis Medical Center East in Davenport, IA. Memorial services celebrating Don’s life will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, September 13, 2014 at Vandemore Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Atkinson. Deacon Nick Simon will officiate. Per Don’s request, cremation rites have been ac...read more
TOULON - Cheryl A. Crossan, 66, of Toulon, formerly of Galva, died at 11:00 PM, Sunday, September 7, 2014 at Toulon Health Care Center. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Saturday, September 13 at Rux Funeral Home in Galva. Rev. David Schweppe will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Friday, September 12 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials ...read more
Gary E. VanVooren, 72, of Tennessee, Il. and formerly of Kewanee died at 1:09 A.M. Saturday, September 6, 2014 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
Gary was born January 21, 1942 in Kewanee the son of Peter Paul and Ruth Gunborge (Norrbo) VanVooren. Gary graduated from Kewanee High School in 1960. He married Maureen K. Engels on May 27, 1967 in Macomb, Il. She survives a...read more