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Four Injured in Bureau County Fire

  DEPUE – Depue Fire Chief Steven Rauh says four residents were injured in a structure fire 10:15 Tuesday morning.     The mobile home, located in the Lakeview Mobile Home park was a complete loss.    A family of six lives in the home, and according Chief Rauh all had escaped by the ...Read more

Postal Workers Collect Food Donations

LASALLE – Postal Carriers worked on Saturday extra hard, not only delivering mail but picking up donations for the annual “Stamp Out Hunger”. The Illinois Valley Food Pantry announced over 7,000 lbs of food was collected and around $200 in cash donations. ...Read more

Peru Police Still Seek New Building

  PERU – Peru City Council discussed the need for a new police department building at Monday night’s meeting. Mayor Scott Harl explained that the current building does not provide enough space for the department. City Engineer Eric Carls stated that they are currently collecting data to ...Read more

Peru Mayor “No Budget For a Pool”

PERU – Peru Mayor Scott Harl told residents in Monday’s town hall meeting that a pool is not in the budget in the near future. Harl explained that the project would take around $5 million and that there is not a revenue source for this project at this time. Harl also mentioned a 2014 ...Read more

Inmate Sexually Assaulted at DeKalb County Jail

SYCAMORE – An inmate at the DeKalb County Jail is facing Battery and Sexual Assault charges after an incident on Saturday in Sycamore. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office say they received a report of an alleged assault of a male inmate at the county jail from another male inmate. ...Read more

Four year old shot in Peoria

PEORIA  – A four year old child is in critical condition after he and another male victim were shot in Peoria, Monday night. According to the Peoria Police Department they responded to the area of the 2800 block of West Ann for a ShotSpotter Alert of 22 rounds fired just before 6 p.m. ...Read more