Local Headlines

Local 5-year-old fundraises for hospital

PERU – A fundraiser organized by a Peru five-year-old resulted in a donation of toys to the Peru Primary Care medical practice and OSF Children’s Hospital in Peoria. According to Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Charlotte Hughes, a kindergarten student at Northview School, is a Peru ...Read more

Local area 2019-2020 deer harvest numbers out

    SPRINGFIELD – Hunters in LaSalle, Putnam and Bureau County harvested over 4,000 deer during the 2019-2020 deer harvest season. According to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, LaSalle County harvested over 1500, Bureau County over 1700 and Putnam, just over 700. ...Read more

Man dies after crash in Morris over the weekend

MORRIS – A Minooka man is dead after a traffic crash in Morris on Saturday. According to the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, 18-year-old Eric Murillo was pronounced dead shortly after a crash on Cemetery Road near Tabler Road on Saturday before 8 p.m. The crash remains under ...Read more

Fire Damages Peru Business early Saturday

PERU – No injuries were reported after an early Saturday morning fire in Peru.   Police Officer Nick Biagioni, who also serves the City of Peru as a part-time firefighter, spotted the blaze while on patrol.  According to Peru Fire Chief Jeff King, a mutual aid box alarm was sounded and ...Read more