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Illinois reaches settlement with Wells Fargo

CHICAGO (AP) — Wells Fargo will pay Illinois nearly $11 million to resolve claims the bank violated state consumer protection laws by opening unauthorized accounts and using manipulative sales practices. Attorney General Lisa Madigan said Friday Illinois is part of a $575 million settlement ...Read more

CDC Warns of Respiratory Virus

ATLANTA – The Center for Disease Control and Prevention is warning the public about a cold-like virus that can be dangerous to children and some adults. According to the CDC, respiratory syncytial virus is a common respiratory virus that may look like the flu or cold but is actually the ...Read more

Healthy dogs saved after euthanasia request denied

VALPARAISO, Ind. — Two dogs that escaped death when a northwestern Indiana veterinarian refused their owner’s request to have the healthy canines euthanized have found a new home together with an Illinois couple. A rescue group said that the man who had owned Sam, a pointer, and Cosmo, a ...Read more

Amboy Child Honored For Actions

AMBOY – Achild from Amboy was honored for his behavior during a home fire by the Amboy Fire Department.  Tarek Luyando was recognized for doing the right thing and showing exemplary courage when a fire occurred in his home. Tarek was alerted by the smoke detectors, closed an access door to ...Read more

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