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Depue man arrested after Trident operation

PERU – A Depue man is in jail after an investigation into drug sales in Peru.   The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team states that they conducted a buy/bust operation in the 700 block of Shooting Park Rd in Peru.  On Thursday they say they took 22-year-old Victor Baez into custody ...Read more

District 289 Gets First Look At 2020 Budget

MENDOTA – The budget may look slightly different due to new regulations put into place by the state, but the estimated expenses are in and District 289 in Mendota may see themselves over $800,000 in the red for 2020.  Dr. Kristen School presented the outline at Thursday nights School Board ...Read more

Boil order this Friday for Oglesby

OGLESBY – A boil order will be issued for Oglesby beginning at 8:30 a.m. Friday.  Areas affected will be Mormon Street between Columbia and Bennett including the blocks North of Mormon. The boil order will be in effect for 24 hours upon completion. Properties affected will have tags placed ...Read more

Road work in Peru starts Thursday

PERU – Intermittent lane closures for seal coating roads through Peru will begin on Thursday. According to IDOT, the project will be completed in 2 phases. The first is expected to last four to six weeks from Midtown Road to I-80 and will affect the intersection at Midtown, Wenzel Road, ...Read more