Parking fines doubled in the city of Peru

  PERU – Parking ticket fines have doubled in the city of Peru. Council voted on Monday to increase fines from $10 to $20 and snow ordinance parking violations from $25.00 to $50.00. Peru Mayor Ken Kolowski

Retired Ottawa K-9 passes away

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Police Department is mourning the loss of retired K-9 Gussy. She served the Ottawa Police Department along with partner and handler Sgt. Robert Nilles for nine years before retiring this past July. Police

Skydiver killed identified

OTTAWA – The identity of the skydiver killed near Ottawa on Saturday has been released. LaSalle County Coroner Richard Ploch announced that 38-year-old Brenton Watkajtys of Chicago was the individual found deceased in a cornfield in Dayton

Rabid bat bites DeKalb county resident

SYCAMORE – A rabid bat has bitten a DeKalb county resident. The DeKalb County Health Department confirmed that the person who was bit on Saturday in Sycamore is now receiving treatment. Officials say it was the second