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Train Derails in Bureau County

PRINCETON – A train carrying sand derailed Monday in Bureau County, tumbling ten cars onto their sides. No injuries were reported at the scene just west of Zearing. Crews from BNSF were assessing the damage and there was no word on how long repairs to the rails would take. Exclusive video ...Read more

Roundabout; Road Repairs Reviewed

PERU – Peru City Council approved a motion to allow the city engineer to take bids for the road improvement project at North Peoria Street. City Engineer Eric Carls explained that the overall improvement project, which includes adding a roundabout at the intersection of Plank Road and ...Read more

Potential Peru Public Pool Proposed

PERU – Alderman discussed future plans for a public pool at Monday night’s City Council meeting in Peru. City Engineer Eric Carls explained that the city will first be looking at the costs for a pool and then will be looking into a conceptual design. He explained that Phase 1 of the ...Read more

Mendota PD welcomes a first-time Deputy Chief

MENDOTA – Mendota’s police force will now have a deputy chief. Tyler Kent, a six year Mendota Police Officer, was appointed Deputy Chief at Mendota’s city council meeting Monday evening. Chief Greg Kellen appointed Kent and says he is the first deputy chief in Mendota’s 125th history. ...Read more