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Two Mendota Alderman say goodbye

  MENDOTA – Two of Mendota’s Alderman participated in their last city council meeting Monday. Alderman Walter Weiland and Randy Morris elected to step down from their positions as aldermen, effective April 2nd. 4th Ward Alderman Weiland served the city council for 16 years and ...Read more

Route 6 named after six brothers, WWII veterans

PERU – As a way to pay tribute to the six Kaszysnki brothers of Peru, who all served in World War II, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) hosted a ceremony Saturday, March 30 to officially name a section of Route 6 as the “Kaszynski Brothers Memorial Highway.” “By naming this road ...Read more

Pritzker signs law creating youth parole process

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation for a new parole system for young offenders. The Democrat’s action Monday creates a mid-sentence parole consideration process for those who were younger than 20 when convicted. The Prisoner Review Board will examine each ...Read more

Peru yard waste pickup moved to Fridays

PERU – Jim Pozzi of Republic Services spoke to Peru city council members about a change in yard waste pickup Monday evening. Pozzi announced that yard waste pickup would be changed from Monday to Friday going forward. He explained that Republic Services lacked the manpower to complete ...Read more