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Three injured in a plane crash in Chebanse

CHEBANSE, Ill. (AP) — Three people have been reported injured when a single-engine airplane crashed into a northern Illinois wheat field. The Iroquois County Sheriff’s Department says the plane crashed Friday southeast of Chebanse. It wasn’t immediately known from where the ...Read more

Beluga calf born at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

CHICAGO (AP) — A Beluga whale has given birth to a calf at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium. The 38-year-old beluga, Mauyak, delivered Wednesday evening. Shedd officials say the mother and calf are doing well and will remain under 24-hour observation by the aquarium’s animal care team. They ...Read more

Ottawa railroad study aimed to reduce congestion

OTTAWA – Ottawa is hoping to relieve traffic congestion near railroads. The city, U.S Silica, IDOT and Hanson Services are all in agreement to perform a railroad study to relieve traffic congestion when trains are switching cars and find an alternative place to assemble. Mayor Dan Aussem ...Read more

Peru man arrested on drug charges

PERU – A man was arrested on cocaine charges, Friday after an investigation by the Peru Police Department. According to authorities, 39-year-old Kilman R. Johnson of Peru was taken into custody at 2 p.m. by detectives with the Peru Police Department’s Special Investigation unit on a ...Read more