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OSF HealthCare to no longer accept Meridian plans

PEORIA – OSF HealthCare will no longer be accepting Meridian Medicaid and Medicare plans, effective December 15th. According to a press release, the contract will no longer be renewed with Meridian for provision that do not align with the Ministry’s current strategy. Meridian members ...Read more

Counterfeit cash investigation in Peru

PERU – Charges could be issued for two suspects involved in using counterfeit cash in Peru on Sunday. Deputy Chief Bob Pyszka says the individuals are both from Chicago, and could face formal charges after being released from authorities on Sunday. Pyszka says fake $100 bills showed up at ...Read more

Tips to avoid online scams during the holidays

UNDATED – The Better Business Bureau is warning of online shopping scams during the holidays. If you are taking advantage of some Cyber Monday deals tonight and other online bargains this season, the business bureau has the following warning for consumers: Beware of false advertising and ...Read more

Cannabis Sales to Start Soon in Illinois, Michigan

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Legal marijuana sales to adults are set to open in two Midwestern states. But regulators and industry leaders alike warn that consumers will likely see long lines, high prices and product shortages in the early months. Illinois sales can begin January 1st and Michigan ...Read more

WWII Sailor’s Remains Identified as Peru Man

LASALLE – The remains of a World War II Veteran who died in the Pearl Harbor attack has been identified as a Peru man. 22-year-old Adolf J. Loebach was a Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class who was killed on the USS Oklahoma during the 1941 attack after the ship capsized from torpedo hits. ...Read more

Over 100 Fed At Right Spice Thursday

PERU – Helping the community is always in season at The Right Spice, a restaurant in Peru that gathered over 100 people who needed a place to be for Thanksgiving together.   Owners George Steinbach and Deanna Mallory began working on the meal early Thursday, preparing a full dinner for ...Read more