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Record-breaking temperatures for March 4th

PERU – A new record cold high temperatures for March 4th, was set this morning. North central Illinois faced unseasonably cold air for the start of the month, a record breaking wind chill of -19 degrees this morning. The wind chill advisory may be through, however elevated excessive cold ...Read more

Area Hospitals Propose Consolidation

  SPRING VALLEY – Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru and St. Margaret’s in Spring Valley and have signed a non-binding Letter of Intent to consolidate their operations and form a regional health network. “St. Margaret’s and IVCH have proudly served this region for more ...Read more

Governor looks to legal sports betting for revenue

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker is hoping the burgeoning sports-gambling industry will help solve Illinois’ budget troubles, but state lawmakers must first legalize expanded wagering after years of failed attempts. Pritzker said during his budget address last month that the state could ...Read more

Morris Man Killed In Saturday Crash

MORRIS – One man is dead after a single vehicle crash in Grundy County on Saturday.   According to Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan 27 year-old Virgil V. Saenz was eastbound on Marseilles Road near Walker’s Corner when for unknown reasons his vehicle left the pavement and entered ...Read more