Shane Saathoff

An active writer for two decades, Shane's focuses on local news and events throughout the area, Shane is an active historian, science nerd, and tech geek. Shane is a native of Bourbonnais, IL, and alumni of Olivet Nazarene University.

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Lightning Storms Unleash Hulk-Level Gamma Rays, New Research Finds

Urbana, IL - In a revelation that could excite any comic book fan, researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have identified that lightning...

Celebrating National High Five Day: Former Marine, World Series Champ, Credited with the Iconic Gesture Creation

Chicago, IL - When was the last time you celebrated with a high five?  On National High Five Day, let’s reflect on this universally beloved...

Museum’s Mystery: Who is Minnie Owen? Illinois Museum Searches for Artist of Century-Old Newspaper Painting

Watseka, IL - A century-old painting titled "Man reading newspaper" is at the heart of a historical whodunit at the Iroquois County Museum.  The artwork,...

Illinois Veteran from Bourbonnais to Shine at Colorado’s National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic

SNOWMASS VILLAGE, Colo. – Anthony Woodson, a blind veteran from Bourbonnais, Illinois, is set to participate in the transformative 38th National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports...

Lake County Health Department Urges Routine Colorectal Cancer Screening for Prevention

Lake County, IL - In a community health initiative, the Lake County Health Department has underscored the importance of routine screening for colorectal cancer...

Illinois: Blues Brothers Con Returns to Old Joliet Prison in August with Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi

Joliet, IL - The highly anticipated second annual Blues Brothers Con, hosted by the Joliet Area Historical Museum, is set to bring back the magic...