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Property to be Redeveloped on Peru’s North Side

PERU – The city of Peru approved a waiver to allow the redevelopment of an old travel plaza Tuesday. The Tiki Inn travel plaza North of Interstate 80, as well as a closed truck stop along May Road will see redevelopment by its owners IBI Ventures LLC. The approval of the petition sought by ...Read more

Champaign settles lawsuits against police for $3.7M

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A central Illinois city has approved settling two lawsuits accusing police of wrongdoing for a combined $3.7 million. The Champaign City Council approved the settlement Tuesday, with the bulk of the funds going to Teshome Campbell. Campbell sued the city and six officers, ...Read more

More Crows Test Positive for West Nile

  OTTAWA – Crows from Ottawa and Peru tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the LaSalle County Health Department. The Ottawa bird was collected and tested on Friday, August 31st and the Peru bird collected and tested on Tuesday. Last week the first human case and death of ...Read more

Putnam County Schools on Soft Lockdown

GRANVILLE-  The “soft lock down for the Putnam County School District has been lifted as of this afternoon. The High School and Primary School in the Putnam County School District were on a  lock down as precautionary means requested by the Sheriff’s department.   The information ...Read more

Corn Crop Good; Could Be Better

LASALLE – Corn crops aren’t faring as well as anticipated, according to the LaSalle County Farm Bureau. The corn crops took the biggest hit, due to the dry spell the county experienced this past month according to David Isermann, President of the Lasalle County Farm Bureau. ...Read more