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Peru PD warns of scam via email

PERU – The Peru Police Department is warning residents about a scam via email. According to Deputy Chief Bob Pyszka, an email listing a false traffic violation states you must pay the citation within 72 hours. The message states that the email was sent on behalf of your local department of ...Read more

DeKalb County Man Arrested on Explosives Charges

GENOA – A DeKalb County Man is in jail after an ATF and Rockford Bomb Squad raid on his home.  On Monday Genoa Police were called about a report of a man who allegedly displayed a gun to another motorist.  After an investigation, authorities stopped 54-year-old Joseph D. Walsh of Genoa ...Read more

Storms Damage Troy Grove Township Building

TROY GROVE – Thunderstorms brought high winds that knocked out power and damaged a building in Troy Grove.   After midnight Wednesday the Troy Grove Fire Department was called to Troy Grove Township building on Vermillion Street after a section of the roof had blown off and took down power ...Read more

State Supplies Funds For Ag Building at IVCC

OGLESBY- Phase I and II of Illinois Valley Community College’s agriculture building project were among topics covered by the board’s facilities committee Tuesday evening. The Illinois legislature awarded Phase I of the project $150,000 Friday after the college had earlier secured nearly ...Read more

Bid for former Vendome property rejected

LASALLE – LaSalle City Council members rejected a bid to turn the former Vendome property into a parking lot and pavilion. Council members said at Monday night’s meeting that they didn’t think a pavilion was the correct choice for that location. Mayor Jeff Grove explained that he felt ...Read more