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Two Found Dead In DeKalb County Fire

DeKalb – A married couple was found dead after authorities responded to a fire early Sunday morning.  The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says a motorist on I-88 saw flames coming from south of the tollway in the rural Malta area.  When deputies arrived shortly before 2 am, they ...Read more

Fire at Mall Prompts Evacuation

PERU – Sunday afternoon Peru, LaSalle, and Spring Valley Fire Departments were called to the Peru Mall for what reportedly was a fire in the ceiling.   The building was evacuated of employees and customers and crews quickly extinguished the fire.  Smoke was observed coming out of doors on ...Read more

Missing Michigan Man Found Near Seneca

SENECA – Over 5 months after his vehicle was found in a ditch near Seneca, the body of a Michigan man has been discovered in a nearby pond. Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says the body of 45-year-old Terry Edward Brown was discovered by 2 fishermen Thursday. Brown’s vehicle was ...Read more

Sound The Alarm Events on Saturday

The Red Cross is holding Sound the Alarm home fire safty and smoke alarm installation events on May 5th in partnership with local fire departments.  Red Cross volunteers and local partners will be canvassing neighborhoods, installing free smoke alarms and helping families create escape plans in ...Read more

IVCH Auxiliary Donates $34,000 to Hospital

PERU – The Illinois Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary wrapped up its year with an announcement at its closing meeting that it had purchased more than $34,000 worth of medical equipment for IVCH in the past 12 months. Items obtained by the hospital with Auxiliary funds during the past year ...Read more

Chicago sees drop in gun violence in April

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say that gun violence continues to drop this year. In a news release, the department says there have been significant decreases in the number of homicide, shooting incidents and shooting victims in the first four months of this year compared to the same period ...Read more