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Peru Man Record Blood Donor

PERU – A retired math professor from Peru has given 25 gallons of blood over his entire lifetime. According to the American Red Cross, Larry McKee began donating when he was a freshman at Bradley University in Peoria. “The Red Cross came in once a semester. So, I just kind of established ...Read more

Fatal crash in Will County

  WILL COUNTY – A five vehicle crash in Will County killed a driver and serious injured another on Thursday. According to the Illinois State Police, a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling on I-55 northbound south of Lorenzo Road prior to entering a construction zone and failed to ...Read more

Park Shelter Damaged in Mendota

MENDOTA – A park shelter was damaged in Mendota on Friday by a small fire.   Around 3:45 PM a Conservation Police Officer was patrolling Lake Kakusha and noticed smoke coming from one corner of the shelter.   The Mendota Fire Department was called and they quickly extinguished the fire.  ...Read more

Law removes time limit on sex-crimes prosecution

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation removing the statute of limitations on prosecuting crimes of sexual violence. The Democrat’s action Friday eliminates a 10-year limit on initiating prosecution for criminal sexual assault, sexual abuse and ...Read more