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Illinois River crest moves to Henry

PERU – The Illinois River crest has moved to Henry, according to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers. Mayor Scott Harl says as of Sunday morning, the river has fallen upstream of Peru. The current  forecast is up to 1.5 inches of rain today, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Flood warnings ...Read more

Body Found Saturday Identified as Missing Woman

SHERIDAN – The body found in rural LaSalle County has been identified as a woman missing from Sandwich last month. LaSalle County Coroner William Wujak said Monday that 74-year-old Linda Jackson was found deceased north of Sheridan around 3 PM on Saturday. On April 29th her car was found on ...Read more

Jenna Manigold is IVCH Employee of the Year

PERU – An occupational therapist praised by co-workers for having exceptional dedication to patient care is the winner of the 2019 Buckman Family Employee of the Year Award at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Ottawa resident Jenna Manigold received multiple nominations for the ...Read more

Body Found in Rural Sheridan

SHERIDAN – A body was found Saturday afternoon near Sheridan, however, the identity has not yet been confirmed. The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office said that around 3 PM they were called in reference to a deceased person. The incident is under investigation by the LaSalle County ...Read more

No Updates on Missing Sandwich Woman

SHERIDAN – It has been five days since a 74-year-old Sandwich woman has been reported missing, and besides her vehicle, which was found near Sheridan, there has been no sign of her. Authorities discovered Linda Jackson’s car on North 4251st Road in LaSalle County early Monday Morning, ...Read more

Safety a priority at annual Bike Rodeo

MENDOTA- The parking lot of the Mendota Civic Center was filled with families on bicycles on Saturday as they participated in the annual Bike Rodeo with the Mendota Police Department.   A cone course was laid out with various traffic signs cyclists would encounter in the community.   ...Read more

Crest expected to recede in Peru

PERU – Water is expected to recede in parts of Peru after the crest of the Illinois River, Friday. According to Mayor Scott Harl, as of 9:00 a.m. this morning, the crest was at 32 feet, and is expected to recede. Harl says constructing a wall to protect the water treatment plant cost the ...Read more

Water Street Wet, But River Remains Below Record

PERU – Businesses along Water Street in Peru have had to prepare for many floods over the last dozen years, and they knew what to expect as the Illinois River crested early Friday morning. The city of Peru was also keeping a watchful eye on utilities as well. Peru Fire Chief Jeff King said ...Read more