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LeRoy seed plant closing without prior warning

LEROY, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois seed plant is closing and will leave dozens of people unemployed as a result The Pioneer Hi-Bred International plant in LeRoy closed Wednesday without prior notice to workers or city officials. Gregg Schmidt, spokesman for parent company Corteva ...Read more

Stadium Project Rolls on at L-P

LASALLE – LaSalle-Peru Township High School approved a Letter of Intent with Byrne and Jones Construction regarding the Howard Fellows Stadium Field of Dreams at Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting. Superintendent Steve Wrobleski explained that the Letter of Intent would ensure ...Read more

Peoria woman faces meth delivery charges in Peru

PERU – A Peoria woman will be transferred to the LaSalle County Jail on methamphetamine delivery charges in Peru. According authorities, 35-year-old Krista L. Coats was taken into custody on Tuesday by detectives with the Peoria Police Department who assisted Peru Police detectives after ...Read more

Ottawa says keep your dog on a leash

  OTTAWA –  Residents in Ottawa are now required to have their dog on a leash when walking them. The city council updated their leash law on Tuesday night, to ensure residents are keeping a handle on their dogs when walking them outside the boundaries of their property. City ...Read more

Excessive Heat Watch to Begin Thursday

OTTAWA – A multiple day episode of dangerous heat is expected beginning Thursday into the start of the weekend. This heat will expand into the area Thursday afternoon and persist through Saturday. Area cooling centers will be open when possible for residents in the area to escape the ...Read more

LaSalle Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges

LASALLE – Multiple agencies were involved in the arrest on July 1st of a LaSalle man on drug charges.  Agents from the LaSalle and Peru Police Departments, plus the Tri County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Investigation assisted in the investigation into alleged cocaine sales in Peru.  ...Read more

$500,000 Bond for Man Arrested on Cocaine Charges

PERU – A sealed warrant for two counts of unlawful delivery of Cocaine have put a Peru man in the LaSalle County Jail.  According Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei 39 year-old Kilman R. Johnson was arrested on July 5th and taken to the LaSalle County Jail.  Johnson is being held at the ...Read more

Streator Teen Dies in Indiana Fire

DYER, Ind. (AP) — A teen from Streator who was visiting her Grandparents has died after a house fire on Sunday.  She was the second victim of a fire that destroyed a northwestern Indiana home.   Fourteen-year-old Jasmine Levi of Streator, Illinois was pronounced dead Sunday at the University ...Read more