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Bonds approved for Bureau County Jail 

PRINCETON – Bureau County Board approved general obligation bonds for the construction of a law enforcement center and jail at Tuesday night’s meeting. The ordinance states that the bonds will not exceed $12.3 million. In addition to the bonds, the board also voted to approve a Project ...Read more

Body found after house fire in Verona

GRUNDY Co. – A Verona woman’s body was discovered after an early morning house fire, Tuesday. According to Grundy County Coroner John Callahan, as fire crews were extinguishing a fire at 3200 south Verona Road, they discovered a body in the home. Coroner Callahan identified the deceased ...Read more

Peru Man Arrested for Making Threats to School

PERU – A Peru man was arrested Tuesday afternoon for allegedly calling State Senator Sue Rezin’s office and threatened to commit a mass shooting at “a school.” Peru Police say 33 year-old Steven A. Tutko, of Peru, was charged with Class 4 Felony of Threat to a school building or ...Read more

Four Injured in Bureau County Fire

  DEPUE – Depue Fire Chief Steven Rauh says four residents were injured in a structure fire 10:15 Tuesday morning.     The mobile home, located in the Lakeview Mobile Home park was a complete loss.    A family of six lives in the home, and according Chief Rauh all had escaped by the ...Read more

Postal Workers Collect Food Donations

LASALLE – Postal Carriers worked on Saturday extra hard, not only delivering mail but picking up donations for the annual “Stamp Out Hunger”. The Illinois Valley Food Pantry announced over 7,000 lbs of food was collected and around $200 in cash donations. ...Read more

Peru Police Still Seek New Building

  PERU – Peru City Council discussed the need for a new police department building at Monday night’s meeting. Mayor Scott Harl explained that the current building does not provide enough space for the department. City Engineer Eric Carls stated that they are currently collecting data to ...Read more

Peru Mayor “No Budget For a Pool”

PERU – Peru Mayor Scott Harl told residents in Monday’s town hall meeting that a pool is not in the budget in the near future. Harl explained that the project would take around $5 million and that there is not a revenue source for this project at this time. Harl also mentioned a 2014 ...Read more