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Gas prices fare more expensive monthly

CHICAGO –  State and local gas prices continue to increase month after month. Since January, consumers have been paying up to 30 cents more per gallon each month, with this month fairing no different. According to the American Automobile Association, the state averages $2.97 per gallon, an ...Read more

Peru School Conducts Safety Drill

PERU – Parkside Elementary in Peru will be participating in a drill with the Peru Police Department Wednesday.  Superintendent Mark Cross announced that the yearly drill will help ensure the safety of students in the event of an emergency.  The police will be working with staff to train ...Read more

Longest-serving mayor in Illinois dies

MARION, Ill. (AP) — The man who was the longest-serving mayor in Illinois has died at age 92. According to Hughes Funeral Home former Marion Mayor Bob Butler died Monday at age 92 at an assisted living center in Herrin. Butler served as the southern Illinois city’s mayor for nearly 55 ...Read more

Joliet man charged in Ottawa burglary

OTTAWA – An Joliet man is in custody on multiple charges after a burglary investigation in Ottawa earlier this month. According to the Ottawa Police Department, on April 12th they took a report of a vehicle burglary, where a woman’s purse was allegedly stolen. Authorities say after ...Read more

Spring Valley looking into billing for fire calls

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley is considering billing for fire calls to acquire  funds for the fire department. According to Alderman Mike Herrmann, the finance committee met with a billing company in Mendota that provides reimbursements from emergency calls via the insurance companies of ...Read more

Holiday Weekend Patrol Nets Plenty of Tickets

LASALLE –  The Illinois State Police were on patrol during the Easter Holiday weekend and gave out plenty of citations to motorists traveling along the interstates and highways.   They reported that they issued 17 speeding tickets, 7 Scott’s Law citations, and an arrest for a hit ...Read more