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90 Years Strong Vaessen Bros. celebrating milestone with open house

Modified: Tuesday, Oct 25th, 2016
SUBLETTE, What started as an auto repair and sales business in 1926 has grown into a multi-generational family-run business.
Vaessen Brothers Chevrolet is celebrating its 90th anniversary with an open house at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. The public is invited.
"There will be a car show featuring Chevrolets from the 1920s to the present," said Kourtney Vaessen. "Some

Amboy native facing challenge after paralyzing accident

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 18th, 2016
ROCHELLE -- Determined, blessed and fighter are three words that describe Cole Thomas.
On Sept. 19, Thomas, of Rochelle, was headed to work thinking it would be an ordinary day of the daily grind, but in an instant everything changed during his morning commute.
Thomas, a 2001 graduate of Amboy High School, swerved to avoid a deer and

Council OKs new police vehicle

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 18th, 2016
AMBOY -- Amboy could be getting its second new police vehicle in January 2017.
The Amboy City Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Oct. 17 and approved the purchase of a 2017 Ford Police Interceptor SUV from Wright Automotive for $28,354. All members of the council were present except for Alderman Eric McLaughlin.
Amboy Police Chief Jeff Blake

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