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Traffic crash kills woman in Grundy Co.

GRUNDY CO. – A traffic crash Saturday morning claimed the life of a woman Saturday. According to the Grundy County Coroner, John Callahan, the crash occurred around 10 a.m. Saturday morning at the intersection of Gorman and Stonewall. Preliminary investigation indicates the driver, 50 ...Read more

Social Security Scammers Don’t Take Weekends Off

MENDOTA – Everyone needs to be cautious whenever they receive an unsolicited phone call, and Mendota police warn that even on the weekends scammers will try to find their next victim.   They reported on Saturday morning that they already received complaints of a person claiming to be from ...Read more

Bicyclist Struck; Killed in Peoria Friday

PEORIA – A man has died while bicycling late Friday evening after being struck by a car.   Peoria Police say the 31-year-old Tavari S. Armstrong was riding south on Western Avenue when he reportedly turned eastward onto Millman Street just before midnight when he was hit by a car.   ...Read more

LPHS Choir raises money for PADS renovations

LASALLE –  LaSalle- Peru High School’s Choir raised $3,000 for the Illinois Valley PADS Shelter. Through a benefit concert called Unclouded Day, the choir raised funds to go towards PADS plans to add family rooms within the shelter. Senior Choir member and Student Ambassador Grace ...Read more

Aurora Police: Mother, Children Missing

    AURORA – The Aurora Police are asking for help in locating a pregnant mother and her 4 children.  Asuncion Neal, who also goes by “Suni,” left her home Thursday evening and was last seen in Plano around 7:30 p.m.    The children are believed to be with her.  Asuncion was ...Read more

Slight increase in March unemployment rates

CHICAGO –  State and local unemployment rates experienced a slight increase this month. According to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, statewide unemployment rates increased by only a tenth of a percent, breaking a three month streak of 4.3 percent. Bureau is the only county ...Read more