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Peoria man gets 90-year sentence for 2017 shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A 90-year prison sentence has been handed a northern Illinois man convicted of firing a bullet that left a man unable to walk, talk and breathe on his own. Perriyon King of Rockford apologized Tuesday for the April 2017 shooting that put 71-year-old Richard Griffin under a ...Read more

Lake County plants to be monitored for air quality

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (AP) — Plans are under way to monitor outdoor air quality outside two Lake County plants that use the cancer-causing gas ethylene oxide. The (Waukegan) News Sun reports that the Lake County Health Department said Monday that sampling would begin by June 1 at sites near Vantage ...Read more

Spring Valley buys old hotel property

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley’s city council voted in favor of purchasing the old Spring Valley Hotel property. On Monday evening, an ordinance was passed authorizing the purchase of real estate located at 226-228 East St. Paul Street. The city agreed to pay Bureau County nearly $1300 ...Read more

Brewpub; Apartments planned for LaSalle building

LASALLE – Nathan Watson and Peter Limberger,  general manager of real estate development and co-founder of CL Enterprises, spoke to LaSalle City Council Monday night regarding plans for the redevelopment of the Maytag building. Watson explained that renovated two story building will host ...Read more