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Gov. J.B Pritzker issues a disaster proclamation

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has issued a disaster proclamation ahead of forecast double-digit subzero temperatures in Illinois, calling the weather “potentially historic.” Pritzker said the “cold weather headed our way Tuesday night into Thursday morning may ...Read more

Warming centers in Peru

PERU – Warming centers have been established in Peru due to extreme frigid weather conditions expected. Illinois Valley Community Hospital is keeping its cafeteria open around the clock to serve as a warming center for people who need relief from the cold. Anyone who wants to warm up at ...Read more

Ottawa short on warming centers

OTTAWA – Ottawa Central Dispatch has announced that the only warming center available will be The Department of Human Services during normal business hours. PADS shelter in Ottawa has stated they will be open 24 hours, but have already reached maximum capacity for their homeless residents. ...Read more

Police report double homicide in Peoria

PEORIA – Two people were pronounced dead after being shot early Tuesday morning in Peoria. Peoria Police say a shot spotter alert alerted them to an incident in the 200 block of East Virginia where four shots had been fired. Authorities state two men were found, one on the ground near a ...Read more

LaSalle County Sheriffs warn of area scam

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents of a scam where someone falsely claims to be from the office. According to sheriff’s, the scammer uses actual names and ranks of current deputies, and asks the person by name why they’ve missed grand jury ...Read more