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New officer welcomes to Peru PD

PERU – One more police officer will be patrolling the streets of Peru. On Monday, Peru Mayor Scott Harl swore in and welcomed William Sommer to the Peru Police Department. According to Harl, prior to the new position, he served at Tonica and Spring Valley departments as well as the Putnam ...Read more

2019 worst year for corn and soybean production

SPRINGFIELD – 2019 is said to be the worst year for corn and soybeans in over 5 years. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s final crop yield numbers, corn and soybean production hasn’t been this low since 2012 and 2013 respectively. Corn and soybean ...Read more

Stabbing Incident Injures Two in Mendota

MENDOTA – A Sunday evening incident involving a knife and two men allegedly being stabbed sent one man to the hospital in Mendota. The Mendota Police Department say they were called to OSF Saint Paul Medical Center and discovered one subject with a stab wound. After an investigation, ...Read more

Illinois’ Black Hawk statue is finally finished

OREGON, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois landmark known as the Eternal Indian statue is finally complete after years of planning and fundraising. The Rockford Register Star reports the scaffolding surrounding the sculpture, also known as Black Hawk, is being removed and should be taken down within ...Read more