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No injuries in DePue house fire

DEPUE – No injuries were reported in a house fire with occupants in Depue on Thursday. According to Depue Fire Chief Steven Rauh, they were called shortly before 2 p.m. for a call of a fire reported in an upstairs bedroom of a house located in the 100 block of East 4th Street. Rauh says ...Read more

Dana, Longpoint, Ancona under boil order

STREATOR – The village of Dana, Longpoint and Ancona are under a boil order, according to Illinois American Water. The community’s distribution system experienced a drop in water pressure below 20psi threshold. Streator’s fire department says a water main break caused water pressure to ...Read more

Sewer repairs begin in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY –  Sewer repairs in Spring Valley begin on Thursday. The Illinois Department of Transportation will repair the sewer line on U.S Route 6 after patchwork is completed for the resurfacing project. The city approved a contractor at Monday night’s council meeting for just ...Read more

Pentagon announces names of fallen U.S soldiers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has announced the names of two U.S. soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. The Defense Department says 20-year-old Pfc. Brandon Jay Kreischer of Stryker, Ohio, and 24-year-old Spc. Michael Isaiah Nance of Chicago died “as a result of wounds ...Read more