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Saturday, September 28th is “World Rabies Day”

    OTTAWA  – World Rabies Day is September 28th, 2019. Established in 2007, it aims to raise awareness about rabies and help the world come together to fight the preventable disease. The theme for 2019 is “Rabies: Vaccinate to Eliminate,” which focuses on the foundation of all ...Read more

UI: Freshmen enrollment from China holds steady

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — University of Illinois officials say the number of freshmen students from China remained flat this year. Admissions Director Andrew Borst told The News-Gazette in Champaign that freshmen from China enrolled at Illinois totals 569, five more than in fall 2018. Borst says ...Read more

Friday Morning High Risk Raid in Peru

PERU – One man was arrested after what authorities described as high-risk search warrant on a home in the 1700 block of 1st Street in Peru.  Friday morning the Peru Emergency Response Team, Peru Police Special Investigations Unit with help from the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics ...Read more

Authorities; Look-a-like homemade Xanax a danger

OGLESBY – Authorities believe that there is someone local making a dangerous pill that is similar to a prescription medication. The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team say they believe a large amount of look a like Xanax is being produced by a local homemade pill press and that the ...Read more

Lee Co. farmers learn about 2018 Farm Bill programs

SUBLETTE – Farmers of Lee County gathered at Rod’s Seed Building in Sublette to learn more about the farm programs of the 2018 Farm Bill. USDA’s Lee County Executive Director Jerald B. Quinton broke down four programs, Price Loss Coverage,  Ag Risk County Coverage, Ag Risk Individual ...Read more