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CVS property in Peru to be a car wash

  PERU – Property located behind CVS in Peru will soon be a car wash. At Monday nights city council meeting, Chairmen of Finance and Safety Service, Mike Radkte announces that Peru received over $538,000 for the closing of the property on Shooting Park Road and Route 251. The money ...Read more

Weger set for release in 1960 triple-killing

CHICAGO (AP) — An 80-year-old man is set to be released this week from an Illinois prison, nearly six decades after he was sentenced to life in prison for the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park. Chester Weger was granted parole in ...Read more

IVCC Regional Academic Challenge Winners Announced

OGLESBY – La Salle-Peru High School, Seneca High School and St. Bede Academy each won their respective team divisions at the Feb. 7 Illinois Valley Community College Regional Academic Challenge sponsored by Eastern Illinois University. LP won Division 1500 (enrollments of 701-1500) followed ...Read more