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Local Mendota woman turns 100-years-old!

MENDOTA – A local Mendota woman is turning 100-years-old tomorrow, January 24th. Vern Sommerville, was born and raised in Peru and raised her three sons with her husband Glenn on a farm in Mendota. Somerville taught at Blackstone Elementary in Mendota for 27 years, frequently donating ...Read more

Starved Rock Bald Eagle watch begins this weekend

UTICA – Starved Rock Bald Eagle Watch Weekend at the Illinois Waterway Lock and Dam Visitor Center, Starved Rock Visitor Center and Starved Rock Lodge will begin Saturday January 26th through the 27th. Hikes leave the Visitors Center at 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both days. Chose from ...Read more

Police seek man suspected in fatal shooting at mall

ORLAND PARK, Ill. (AP) — A man identified by authorities Tuesday as the suspect in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a suburban Chicago mall was previously convicted of armed robbery and had been an acquaintance of the victim. Orland Park Police identified the suspect as 19-year-old parolee ...Read more

WWII Fighting Brothers Honored

PERU – Six brothers from one family who served in World War II will be honored with a sign and a stretch of road named for them in Peru. Tuesday State Senator Sue Rezin, along with Peru Mayor Scott Harl and Spring Valley Mayor Walt Marini presented Alex Kaszynski Jr with a copy of the ...Read more