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Man dies when sports car flips in Lyons

Man dies when sports car flips in Lyons

An 81-year-old Illinois man died Monday morning on Highway 12 in the Town of Lyons after he lost control of his classic sports car and rolled over. Allan Lukasz, of Mount Prospect, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Walworth County Medical Examiner’s Office, according to the Walworth County […]

 
 

A hidden gem for family fun

A hidden gem for family fun

By Mike Ramczyk Correspondent What do most people think when it comes to the library? Boring. Studying. Quiet. Back in my high school days, the library was the place where you spent countless hours studying for that research paper or big test, where whispering was the loudest you could be […]

 
 

Three injured in highway crash in Town of Burlington

Three injured in highway crash in Town of Burlington

Three people suffered significant injuries and required helicopter medical transport from the scene of a two-vehicle crash in the Town of Burlington Thursday night. The crash, which was reported at 9:12 p.m., shut down the intersection of Durand Avenue (Highway 11) and English Settlement Avenue for about five hours, according […]

 
 

City monitors algae bloom on Echo Lake

City monitors algae bloom on Echo Lake

But officials don’t have plans to address unsightly problem By Jason Arndt Editor An algae bloom on Echo Lake in the mill pond area between Echo Park and Rice’s Liquor store along Milwaukee Avenue in Burlington has city officials on alert, but hasn’t prompted any action. City staff, who attributed […]

 
 

Gravel pit issue shakes up town board

Gravel pit issue shakes up town board

Chairman resigns, former supervisor named successor in Spring Prairie By Jason Arndt Editor The Spring Prairie Town Board appointed former supervisor Thomas C. Bolfert as its new chairman following a special board meeting Tuesday. Bolfert, who served as supervisor from 2011 until he lost in last April’s election, replaces Don […]

 
 

In this week’s Standard Press…

In this week’s Standard Press…

     Those who’ve passed Burlington’s Echo Lake in the past week or so would’ve been hard-pressed not to notice the build up of algae in the mill pond area of the lake. The algae bloom, according to local officials, is likely the result of excessive runoff from heavy rain and […]

 
 

Sweating out the vetoes

Officials worry about impact on local roads, prosecutor’s office By Jason Arndt Editor While the new state budget bolstered road funding, some area lawmakers had concerns about how the new revenue will be allocated, after Gov. Tony Evers vetoed some provisions approved by the state legislature. Evers, who issued 78 […]

 
 

The heat is on

The heat is on

Competitors play a bag-toss tournament amid intense heat, including high humidity, and occasional rain showers during the annual Burlington Firefighter’s dance at Echo Park on July 4. Featured band Lunchmoney Bullies kept the crowd entertained. Other event highlights included a bag-toss tournament, raffles, beverages and food prepared and served by […]

 
 

Overturned semi spills fuel, closes Burlington bypass

Overturned semi spills fuel, closes Burlington bypass

An overturned semi-tractor and trailer leaking as much as 50 gallons of fuel caused a nearly four-hour closure of the Burlington bypass on Friday morning.  Authorities have cited the Illinois woman responsible for the crash. Investigators from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said the 36-year-old Waukegan woman, who reportedly suffered […]

 
 

Singin’ the blues in Echo Park

Singin’ the blues in Echo Park

Blues Disciples to play B-Town Sounds concert series Thursday The Milwaukee-based Blues Disciples are scheduled to play the third installment of the B-Town Sounds summer concert series at Echo Park in downtown Burlington Thursday, July 11. The free show is slated begin at 6:30 p.m. and run to 8:30 p.m. […]

 
 
 
 
 

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