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Early Tuesday Fire at Peru Dairy Queen

PERU – An early morning fire Tuesday filled the Peru Dairy Queen with smoke. Authorities were called around 4:20 AM to the restaurant on the north side of Peru and multiple agencies responded to battle the fire. The fire took 40 minutes to bring under control. Area fire departments, ...Read more

Gambling expansion in Illinois back on the table

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The long-pursued goal of expanding casino gambling in Illinois is scheduled for a new look by the General Assembly. The House Executive Committee has scheduled a hearing Monday on legislation sponsored by Rep. Robert Rita. The Blue Island Democrat has not spelled out ...Read more

Sunday Morning Fire Suspicious

MENDOTA- A Sunday morning fire in downtown Mendota has been determined to be suspicious in nature.   Around 6:30 AM the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Illinois Ave for smoke coming from a building.   After an investigation, a press release went out Sunday afternoon from ...Read more

Grundy County Officials Investigating Deaths

MORRIS – Grundy County authorities are investigating 3 separate weekend deaths – an apparent overdose, a man struck by a train, and a motorcycle crash.  Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says Friday evening a Minooka man found his 42 year-old wife unresponsive in their home.  ...Read more