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EPA orders cleanup of zinc smelter site in DePue

DEPUE, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued an administrative order to those responsible to clean up contaminated soil at a site near DePue, where a zinc smelter and fertilizer plant was once located. The city of DePue on Tuesday announced the issuance of the order by ...Read more

90 years since Streator-native discovered Pluto

STREATOR – February 18th is Pluto Day, celebrating its existence and the Streator-native who discovered it. Today marks 90 years since Clyde Tombaugh discovered the planet in 1930 at Lowell Observatory in Arizona. Tombaugh was born in Streator to a farm family on February 4th, 1906. ...Read more

Newark man dies in single vehicle accident

OTTAWA – A man killed as a result of a single-vehicle accident near Millington has been identified. The LaSalle County Coroner on Tuesday said that 49-year-old William W. Davis, of Newark, is dead after a single-vehicle crash on Friday in the 100 block of Belle Rive Road and East 30th Road ...Read more

CVS property in Peru to be a car wash

  PERU – Property located behind CVS in Peru will soon be a car wash. At Monday nights city council meeting, Chairmen of Finance and Safety Service, Mike Radkte announces that Peru received over $538,000 for the closing of the property on Shooting Park Road and Route 251. The money ...Read more