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4-H Road Construction Announced

OTTAWA – The resurfacing and widening of 4-H Road in Ottawa has begun according to Road Commissioner James Less. In addition to the road being upgraded, a new sidewalk will also be put into place. The construction

Lane Closures For Ottawa Bridge

OTTAWA – Starting Tuesday through the end of this week the Illinois Route 23 bridge in Ottawa over the Illinois River will have a lane closure each direction to allow for the yearly inspection of the bridge.

Couple Identified After DeKalb County Fire

DEKALB – A couple in their seventies was identified as those found deceased after a fire early Sunday morning in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters found 75-year-old William M. Kreda and 76-year-old Marjory

Two Found Dead In DeKalb County Fire

DeKalb – A married couple was found dead after authorities responded to a fire early Sunday morning.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says a motorist on I-88 saw flames coming from south of the tollway in the

Fire at Mall Prompts Evacuation

PERU – Sunday afternoon Peru, LaSalle, and Spring Valley Fire Departments were called to the Peru Mall for what reportedly was a fire in the ceiling.   The building was evacuated of employees and customers and crews

Sound The Alarm Events on Saturday

The Red Cross is holding Sound the Alarm home fire safty and smoke alarm installation events on May 5th in partnership with local fire departments.  Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free

IVCH Auxiliary Donates $34,000 to Hospital

PERU – The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary wrapped up its year with an announcement at its closing meeting that it had purchased more than $34,000 worth of medical equipment for IVCH in the past 12 months.