News

Legislation: Rename Highway for Fallen Officer

Legislation:  Rename Highway for Fallen Officer

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

The Illinois Senate has voted to name a stretch of highway in honor of a Warren County sheriff’s deputy who died in the line of duty. George Darnell was shot and killed after responding to a call of suspicious activity in December 1981. The 61-year-old was a World War Two veteran. He was survived by his wife, who died in 2012, and seven children.

State Sen. John Sullivan is a Rushville Democrat. He sponsored the resolution to name a one-mile section of U.S. Route 67 near the western Illinois community of Monmouth in memory of Darnell. In a statement Friday, Sullivan says even though Darnell died years ago it “does not diminish the impact and importance of his life.”

The measure approved Thursday now moves to the Illinois House.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Kirk: No Win in Trade with Cuba

mark-kirk

It's still communist and small, he says

in Local

New Weapon against Prescription Drug Abuse

pills

Illinois may consider locks on pill bottles

in Local

Rauner Will Welcome Supreme Court Feedback on Pensions

pension

Gov-elect has always opposed the plan which passed in 2013

in Local

Many Start College, Not Enough Finish

college

IBHE promotes "Pathways to College Success"

in Local

SOS for Locks and Dams

local_news_generic

Network means $6.4B annually