Partly Cloudy
71°FPartly CloudyFull Forecast
Best of the Fox Results

2 juveniles arrested in fire downtown Prophetstown

Published: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

PROPHETSTOWN – Two boys have been arrested in connection with a fire Monday that destroyed eight buildings in the northwestern Illinois community of Prophetstown.

Sauk Valley Media reported the boys – ages 16 and 12 – are brothers visiting their father from out of state.

Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Chris Endress said they set fire to a recycling bin behind a restaurant in Prophetstown’s downtown district.

The boys were arrested early Tuesday and transported to a juvenile detention facility in Galesburg. Charges have not been filed but a court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Get breaking and town-specific news sent to your phone. Sign up for text alerts from the Northwest Herald.

Reader Poll

What's the farthest you'll travel for the Fourth of July Weekend?
More than 100 miles
100-50 miles
Less than 50 miles
Not traveling at all