The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

July 16, 2013

Two arrested in connection with Prophetstown fire

Herald Staff Report

PROPHETSTOWN, Ill. — The Illinois State Police announced the arrest of two juveniles today in connection with the fire that destroyed several buildings in downtown Prophetstown.  

Police have not released the names of the boys, ages 16 and 12.

They were taken to a juvenile detention facility in Galesburg, Ill., at 12:15 a.m. today.

Investigators are meeting with the Whiteside County State's Attorney's office to discuss formal charges.

The early morning blaze Monday destroyed at least eight buildings in downtown Prophetstown.