News Briefs: August 8, 2023


A thoughtfully selected news highlights of the Stateline area

En Español: Noticias Breves: 8 de Agosto, 2023

Below is a brief overview of the week's major stories, including community events, local progress, and significant occurrences within the Stateline region. Keep yourself informed and involved with our thoughtfully selected news highlights.

On Saturday, Aug. 5, 2023 at approximately 4:30 p.m., two vehicles collided head-on near McDonald Rd. and Sage Hen Trail in Roscoe, Illinois. One of the drivers was pronounced dead on the scene. The other driver and passenger “were transported by ambulance to a local area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.” [more]

Stock photo of an ambulance

A controversial multi-family development on Roscoe Road might begin as soon as Monday, August 7, 2023. While one plat has been the origin of a lawsuit, the other has been approved and construction will begin. [more]

Artist's depiction of a White Oak Townhomes three-family building, from Advanced House Plans

During Talcott Free Library's board meeting on July 17, 2023, concerns were raised about "suggestive" books displayed during Pride Month. During public comments, patrons expressed objections to the placement of certain LGBTQ+ books. Various attendees shared contrasting views on the matter, with some expressing concerns about explicit content and others advocating for diversity and inclusion. The meeting concluded with the reappointment of Alicia Ragaller by a 4-1 vote to the vacant board seat. [more]

Books in the teen room at Rockton's Talcott Free Library, July 10, 2023

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recently announced that Ruben Hernandez, Roscoe Post 2955 Commander, has achieved outstanding All-American status as a District Commander. He is one of 232 VFW District Commanders from around the world to earn the title. He served in the Army National Guard and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2008-2009. Hernandez also served in Vietnam, Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait. [more]

Roscoe VFW Post 2599 Commander Ruben Hernandez

Congratulations to the Rockton Fire Department for winning the Rockton Roscoe Rotary Ribfest 2023! With various contributions and donors, everyone had a great time despite the weather conditions. [more]

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