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Snow removal next week in Peru; no downtown parking

PERU – The City of Peru will be conducting snow removal operations in the downtown area beginning at 5:00 p.m. next week Tuesday and Wednesday. Crews will be removing snow along the Route 6 corridor from Pike Street east to the city limits, as well as from some interior roadways. No parking ...Read more

1,966 new COVID-19 cases, 72 deaths in Illinois

  SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,966 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 72 additional deaths on Thursday. – Carroll County: – 1 female 90s – Champaign County: 1 male 90s – Cook County: 1 ...Read more

Anniversary of Pluto Discovery on this date in 1930

STREATOR – Today is the anniversary of the discovery of Pluto by a man born in Streator.  It was February 18th, 1930 photographic evidence of Pluto was discovered by Clyde W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. Tombaugh was born in Streator in 1906. Although he passed ...Read more