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High winds; heavy rain as Cristobal crosses state

CHICAGO (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Cristobal moved across the upper Midwest after lashing the South, unleashing downpours and bringing gusty winds. Heavy rain swept across Illinois yesterday, battering North Central Illinois with high winds that downed trees and knocked out ...Read more

Crews prepare for Starved Rock Lock Closure

UTICA – On Tuesday the US Army Corps of Engineers began removing silt, sand and debris from the Starved Rock Lock in preparation for reconstruction.  Starting on July 1st and continuing until the end October, the Illinois Consolidated Closures will close the locks to travel up and down the ...Read more

Mayor: Playgrounds remain closed

PERU – Peru Mayor Scott Harl explained to the council at Monday night’s meeting that the decision on when to reopen parks amid the COVID-19 pandemic is not up to him. As the area has entered into Phase 3 of Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, restaurants have started offering ...Read more