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North Utica declares state of emergency

UTICA – The Village of North Utica is declaring a state of emergency due to rising waters on the Illinois River. The current forecast for the Illinois River at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam shows that the river is rising over to 465 ft during the early morning hours of Friday, two feet ...Read more

Aaron Buffo sworn in at Peru City Council 

PERU – Aaron Buffo was sworn in at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting as Peru’s new fourth ward alderman. Buffo, a write-in candidate, beat out longterm alderman David Potthoff in the April 2nd election and is the only new addition to Peru’s City Council.  ...Read more

Lane closures between Utica and Ottawa begins

UTICA – Lane closures for road work will begin on US Route 6 between Utica and Ottawa beginning Wednesday. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation patching and resurfacing will take place US Route 6 from IL 178 to west city limits of Ottawa. Daytime lane closures controlled ...Read more