A project five years in the making is finally finished in western Illinois. A brief ribbon cutting ceremony was held Monday afternoon to celebrate the reopening of the road around Argyle Lake State Park near Colchester.
Portions of the road were washed out by a flash flood in late June 2007, which forced the state to close half the park.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller participated in the ceremony and he drove the road earlier in the day.
A Knox College student died after a hit and run accident over the weekend in Galesburg.
Police report Sekinat Olamitundun Lawani was struck as she crossed South Street early Sunday morning. Lawani was taken to Cottage Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
Police say witnesses provided a description of the hit and run vehicle, which an officer spotted on Day Street about three hours later. The owner of the vehicle, Lakeesha Smith of 1595 McKnight Street Galesburg, was later located by officers at her home.