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Warm weather won’t stick around much longer

UNDATED – Its been three years since north central Illinois has experienced the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had these past few days. According to Weatherology Meteorologist Ray Miller, December 2016 was also a mild one, with temperatures in the upper 50s. He says high pressure ...Read more

Toxic chemical leak after traffic crash on I-80

MINOOKA – 100 gallons of a highly toxic chemical leaked after a single vehicle crash Thursday morning on I-80 in Minooka. According to the Illinois State Police, just after 7 a.m. a freightliner truck traveling westbound on I-80 near Minooka, in a reported construction zone, lost control ...Read more

Man charged in triple homicide in Cullom

CULLOM – The identity of a person connected in the deaths of 3 people in Livingston County has been released. According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Clifford W. Brewer of Cullom is charged with three counts of first degree murder for the alleged involvement ...Read more

Christmas Triple Homicide in Livingston County

CULLOM, IL – Three people are dead after a triple homicide in Livingston County.   In the early Christmas morning hours Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home in the 400 block of East Jackson Street in Cullom where they discovered a deceased 51-year-old male, a ...Read more

Cooking Safety Over the Holidays

OTTAWA – With families gathered around the table for a holiday meal, sometimes things could be left unattended in the kitchen and that could lead to a dangerous situation. Sources of fire in the kitchen could be as simple as an overloaded circuit, a grease fire, a microwave fire, or a ...Read more

“Cocoa”, new bison at Buffalo State Park named

OTTAWA – The new bison at Buffalo Rock State Park has a name. Cocoa was the winning name of the contest that local schools took part in, according to Kathy Casstevens, Marketing Director for Starved Rock State Park. In early November, I & M Canal State Trail officials integrated an 1000 ...Read more

Peru Police Consider Adding Part-Time Officers

PERU – Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei discussed the possibility of hiring part-time police officers in the future. Three ordinances were amended and approved at Monday’s city council meeting, which would implement the process of hiring part-time officers. Bernabei assured the public that ...Read more