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Juvenile charged in Lee County burglary

ASHTON – A juvenile is accused of burglary to a Casey’s General Store in Lee County.   According to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, they were called to an Ashton business Tuesday evening from a citizen who spotted the alleged subject attempting entry.  During the investigation, a ...Read more

Holiday meal pickup set for Friday in Mendota

MENDOTA – A holiday meal distribution will take place tomorrow in Mendota. The First Presbyterian Church will be giving away complete meal kits at 7 PM at the church. No sign up is required, and availability will be on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last. Jessica Cox-Ott ...Read more

Peru kids receive gifts from Santa

PERU – Mr. Santa Claus and the Peru Blue & Red Christmas for Kids organization delivered presents and meals to 65 children.   Wednesday night, escorted by the Peru Police and Peru Fire Departments, Santa traveled from home to home to drop off the gifts, many of which were donated by ...Read more

Streator to hike annual video gaming tax

  STREATOR – The city of Streator intends on increasing annual video gaming machine fees. Streator’s City Council agreed on a $250 increase per terminal, a cost the licensed establishment and operator would share. There are currently over 150 video gaming machines at 30 ...Read more

Strong winds forecast for Wednesday night

OTTAWA – The National Weather Service has forecast potentially damaging winds for North Central Illinois Wednesday night into Thursday.   Gusts up to 60 mph are predicted, especially in areas north of I-80.   The winds out of the southwest are expected to down tree limbs and possibly ...Read more