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Pritzker signs law creating youth parole process

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation for a new parole system for young offenders. The Democrat’s action Monday creates a mid-sentence parole consideration process for those who were younger than 20 when convicted. The Prisoner Review Board will examine each ...Read more

Peru yard waste pickup moved to Fridays

PERU – Jim Pozzi of Republic Services spoke to Peru city council members about a change in yard waste pickup Monday evening. Pozzi announced that yard waste pickup would be changed from Monday to Friday going forward. He explained that Republic Services lacked the manpower to complete ...Read more

Spring Valley considers fining for false alarms

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley’s Fire Department is looking into fining for false alarms. In a public health and safety meeting, council discussed means of revenue to support more daytime firemen. Chief Bogatitus says increased call volume is a major factor in needing more help. ...Read more

Election Day Tuesday

LASALLE – Voters in the city of LaSalle will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum related to the city clerk position. On Tuesday, a question will be on the ballot asking if the city clerk position should be appointed by the Mayor or elected by citizens. Voters will also decide ...Read more