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Officials urge flu vaccine before peak season

OTTAWA – It isn’t too late in the season to get your flu shot, and as part of National Influenza Vaccination Week, the LaSalle County Health Department will be holding an additional flu clinic on Thursday from 3-6 PM. They will have shots available for those who haven’t had a ...Read more

Police: 1 dead, 4 injured in Aurora shooting

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Police say one person is dead and four others wounded in an early morning shooting in the Chicago suburb of Aurora. Aurora Police Department spokesman Paris Lewbel says officers received reports of shots fired around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Officers sent to the scene found three ...Read more

Cannabis Sales to Start Soon in Illinois, Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Legal marijuana sales to adults are set to open in two Midwestern states. But regulators and industry leaders alike warn that consumers will likely see long lines, high prices and product shortages in the early months. Illinois sales can begin January 1st and Michigan ...Read more

WWII Sailor’s Remains Identified as Peru Man

LASALLE – The remains of a World War II Veteran who died in the Pearl Harbor attack has been identified as a Peru man. 22-year-old Adolf J. Loebach was a Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class who was killed on the USS Oklahoma during the 1941 attack after the ship capsized from torpedo hits. ...Read more

Over 100 Fed At Right Spice Thursday

PERU – Helping the community is always in season at The Right Spice, a restaurant in Peru that gathered over 100 people who needed a place to be for Thanksgiving together.   Owners George Steinbach and Deanna Mallory began working on the meal early Thursday, preparing a full dinner for ...Read more