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Flooding Closes Roads; Schools

  OTTAWA – Ottawa High School and Woodland School will be closed on Thursday due to a number of roads near the campus closed due to flooding. Other area roads, like Sandy Cosgrove Road in Peru Township, developed a sink hole and was closed due to washing out. Bottom Road, south of the ...Read more

North Utica declares state of emergency

UTICA – The Village of North Utica is declaring a state of emergency due to rising waters on the Illinois River. The current forecast for the Illinois River at the Starved Rock Lock and Dam shows that the river is rising over to 465 ft during the early morning hours of Friday, two feet ...Read more

Aaron Buffo sworn in at Peru City Council 

PERU – Aaron Buffo was sworn in at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting as Peru’s new fourth ward alderman. Buffo, a write-in candidate, beat out longterm alderman David Potthoff in the April 2nd election and is the only new addition to Peru’s City Council.  ...Read more