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More road construction in Peru starting Monday

PERU – North Peoria Street in Peru will be closed from the south side of 26th Street to south of Midtown Road beginning Monday, April 13th. This section of road will be fully closed until further notice for the reconstruction of North Peoria Street. There will be no through traffic in the ...Read more

State reports first-year hemp production totals

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois farmers produced 2.3 million pounds of industrial hemp in the first year of legal cultivation in decades, state officials said.The Illinois Department of Agriculture began issuing hemp-production permits last spring after production was legalized. Of 651 ...Read more