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Peru Firefighters Honored in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – Peru Firefighters received a Senate Certificate of Recognition during the 25th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighting Medal of Honor Award Ceremony in Springfield on Tuesday. The three firefighters, Lt. Neil Nadolski, Firefighter Alex Duncan, and ...Read more

4-H Road Construction Announced

OTTAWA – The resurfacing and widening of 4-H Road in Ottawa has begun according to Road Commissioner James Less. In addition to the road being upgraded, a new sidewalk will also be put into place. The construction is expected to last until September. Detours may be required at times and ...Read more

Lane Closures For Ottawa Bridge

OTTAWA – Starting Tuesday through the end of this week the Illinois Route 23 bridge in Ottawa over the Illinois River will have a lane closure each direction to allow for the yearly inspection of the bridge. The closures will be from 9 AM to 3 PM each day. ...Read more

Couple Identified After DeKalb County Fire

DEKALB – A couple in their seventies was identified as those found deceased after a fire early Sunday morning in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says firefighters found 75-year-old William M. Kreda and 76-year-old Marjory R. Kreda in the home that the couple had ...Read more

Two Found Dead In DeKalb County Fire

DeKalb – A married couple was found dead after authorities responded to a fire early Sunday morning.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says a motorist on I-88 saw flames coming from south of the tollway in the rural Malta area.  When deputies arrived shortly before 2 am, they ...Read more

Fire at Mall Prompts Evacuation

PERU – Sunday afternoon Peru, LaSalle, and Spring Valley Fire Departments were called to the Peru Mall for what reportedly was a fire in the ceiling.   The building was evacuated of employees and customers and crews quickly extinguished the fire.  Smoke was observed coming out of doors on ...Read more

Missing Michigan Man Found Near Seneca

SENECA – Over 5 months after his vehicle was found in a ditch near Seneca, the body of a Michigan man has been discovered in a nearby pond. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says the body of 45-year-old Terry Edward Brown was discovered by 2 fishermen Thursday. Brown’s vehicle was ...Read more

Sound The Alarm Events on Saturday

The Red Cross is holding Sound the Alarm home fire safty and smoke alarm installation events on May 5th in partnership with local fire departments.  Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms and helping families create escape plans in ...Read more