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Illinois River crest moves to Henry

PERU – The Illinois River crest has moved to Henry, according to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. Mayor Scott Harl says as of Sunday morning, the river has fallen upstream of Peru. The current  forecast is up to 1.5 inches of rain today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Flood warnings ...Read more

Body Found Saturday Identified as Missing Woman

SHERIDAN – The body found in rural LaSalle County has been identified as a woman missing from Sandwich last month. LaSalle County Coroner William Wujak said Monday that 74-year-old Linda Jackson was found deceased north of Sheridan around 3 PM on Saturday. On April 29th her car was found on ...Read more

Man lays on roadway, killed by SUV

CHICAGO (AP) — A man is dead after he was struck by an SUV as he lay in the middle of the Chicago’s Dan Ryan Expressway. The Illinois State Police say 25-year-old Jovan Towers Jr. was lying on the pavement for an unknown reason at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday on Chicago’s South Side when ...Read more

Jenna Manigold is IVCH Employee of the Year

PERU – An occupational therapist praised by co-workers for having exceptional dedication to patient care is the winner of the 2019 Buckman Family Employee of the Year Award at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Ottawa resident Jenna Manigold received multiple nominations for the ...Read more