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Christmas Night Fire in Peru

PERU – A fire in Peru had crews battle the blaze late on Christmas night. Around 10:15 p.m. a call came in for a fire in the 300 block of Peru Street in Peru, and area departments responded, including LaSalle, Peru, Spring Valley, Utica and Tonica. The two story structure was filled with ...Read more

Safe Holiday Cooking Tips

LASALLE  – If you plan on cooking up a storm for holiday celebrations, following these safety tips could help prevent a leading cause in home fires and injuries. According to the National Fire Protection Association, the leading cause of fires in the kitchen results from unattended ...Read more

State Police Urge Caution During Holiday Travels

LASALLE – The Illinois State Police are reminding motorists to drive safe during holiday travels. Captain Jason LoCoco of District 17 says when traveling during the holidays, please be accountable for actions behind the wheel. If you are attending a holiday celebration where alcohol is ...Read more

Passenger Dies in Grundy County Christmas Eve Crash

BRACEVILLE – One man has died and another man was arrested following a single vehicle crash Christmas Eve morning in Grundy County. According to Grundy County Coroner John W. Callahan the crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Illinois Route 53 near Braceville. A truck was reportedly traveling ...Read more

Iowa man shot after fleeing traffic stop

SILVIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a northwestern Illinois police officer fired a gunshot that wounded an Iowa man following an attempted traffic stop. Police say the shooting happened Sunday night in Silvis, Illinois, just east of Moline in the Quad Cities area. Police say a 24-year-old ...Read more

Trucker sentenced for shooting out vehicle window

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A Wisconsin trucker has been sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison for a slingshot and metal ball bearings to shatter a van window while driving along Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin L. Casey of Janesville, Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to a felony for ...Read more

Kane County Authorities Announce Heroin Arrest

AURORA – One man was arrested on Heroin charges in Aurora after a search warrant in Kane County.   The Aurora Police Department announces that on December 12th they executed a search warrant in the 400 block of Garfield Ave.  Taken into custody was 60-year-old Robert E. Merriweather who ...Read more

Jennifer Sines Appointed IVCH Pharmacy Director

PERU– Jennifer Sines is the new pharmacy director at Illinois Valley Community Hospital. A 2000 graduate of Creighton University’s School of Pharmacy, Sines has worked full-time as a pharmacist at IVCH since 2003.  Before then she had worked holidays and summers at the hospital as a ...Read more