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Man denies killing toddler, dumping body in lagoon

CHICAGO (AP) — A Rockford man on trial in the death of a 2-year-old boy and the dumping of his dismembered remains in a Chicago lagoon took the witness stand and declared his innocence. Prosecutors haven’t said how Kyrian Knox died, but allege 44-year-old Kamel Harris killed the toddler ...Read more

Man in custody for house fire in westside Peru

PERU – A suspect is in custody after a house fire in Peru yesterday. According to the Peru Police, 58-year-old Salvatore S. Fiumefreddo is charged with a 1st class felony of residential arson in a house fire that occurred Wednesday around 12 p.m. in the 1600 block of Schuyler Street. Police say ...Read more

Town Tasked to Tidy Trash

LASALLE – The LaSalle City Council would like to remind residents to properly package any garbage in preparation for garbage collection. On windy days, garbage is blown out of the garbage bins and into the streets and other yards during collection when it is not properly packaged. Properly ...Read more