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Fundraiser Sunday for Bureau County Fire Victim

SPRING VALLEY – The city of Spring Valley approved a benefit for a Bureau County family whose home had been destroyed in a fire. On May 14th, a family of six in DePue suffered a fire that injured their 4-year-old son. He is currently hospitalized after being airlifted with burn injuries ...Read more

Pro choice activists rally in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Local pro choice activists are protesting in downtown Ottawa, in response to state legislations that prohibits abortions after detectable heartbeats. The “Stand with Planned Parenthood” group rallied around Washington Square Park Wednesday evening, and will continue ...Read more

Two struck, killed by Joliet commuter train

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Two people have been killed after being struck by a suburban Chicago commuter train. One body was recovered Wednesday night and authorities were searching Thursday near tracks in Joliet for the body of the second victim. Authorities say the victims were part of a small group ...Read more

Little Free Libraries Opened in Peru

PERU – Students in Peru will have access to books with the addition of two new Little Free Libraries at Northview School. Two little library stands were opened on Thursday morning, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Principal Sara McDonald and Northview Librarian Mrs. Sandy Spelich. Students ...Read more

Man in custody for house fire in westside Peru

PERU – A suspect is in custody after a house fire in Peru yesterday. According to the Peru Police, 58-year-old Salvatore S. Fiumefreddo is charged with a 1st class felony of residential arson in a house fire that occurred Wednesday around 12 p.m. in the 1600 block of Schuyler Street. Police say ...Read more

Town Tasked to Tidy Trash

LASALLE – The LaSalle City Council would like to remind residents to properly package any garbage in preparation for garbage collection. On windy days, garbage is blown out of the garbage bins and into the streets and other yards during collection when it is not properly packaged. Properly ...Read more