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Mayor Praises Crews After Blizzard in Peru

PERU – Peru Mayor Scott Harl applauded city crews for their service in Blizzard Bruce. In a city council meeting on Monday night, Mayor Harl mentioned the many power outages experienced during the storm, and how crews worked tirelessly to repair the galloping power lines. Public Works also ...Read more

Power Outage Repairs, Road Closures

OTTAWA – Widespread power outages have significantly lessened from this morning, according to electric utilities. As of 4 p.m. Ameren is reporting over 900 without power in LaSalle County compared to nearly 2,000, and Bureau at less than half than of that this morning. Cornbelt energy says ...Read more

Peoria Priest Removed from Ministry, Again.

OTTAWA, Ill. (AP) — A Peoria priest has been removed from ministry again, years after a conviction for manufacturing and selling a date-rape drug. The Chicago Tribune reports that Ottawa’s Catholic parishes removed Rev. Jeffrey Windy from the priesthood in March. Officials found that ...Read more

Suspect in Shabbona Bank Robbery Nabbed Near Chicago

SYCAMORE- The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office say that the man wanted in connection with the alleged Saturday robbery at a bank in Shabbona has been caught near Chicago.   They say that 39-year-old Jason D. Welch of Sterling was taken into custody in Elmhurst on Sunday.    He was charged with ...Read more

Shabbona Bank Robbed Saturday

SHABBONA – The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that a bank robbery occurred Saturday in Shabbona.   Before noon a white male entered the lobby of Resource Bank and demanded money from the teller.   The suspect was seen leaving the bank traveling east on US Route 30 in a dark ...Read more

Lincoln’s Law Office to be Reopened

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The state’s budget crisis shuttered Abraham Lincoln’s former law office in Springfield. But city officials plan to reopen it on Saturday. Media outlets reports the first floor of the building will be the visitors’ center for the Springfield Convention ...Read more

Let it Snow! Up to 6-Inches and More Expected

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The National Weather Service says parts of north central and northeastern Illinois could receive more than 6 inches of snow on Sunday. The weather service has posted a winter storm watch in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday evening Winnebago, Boone, McHenry, Ogle, ...Read more

IVCC Hosts Craft Fair

OGLESBY – Illinois Valley Community College hosts its 11th annual Holiday Art and Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Peter Miller Community Technology Center. Fair coordinator Lorri Foockle said, “We have quite an array of items for holiday shopping with over 30 ...Read more

Heartland Bank and Trust Donates to Local Schools

PRINCETON, IL—Heartland Bank and Trust Company recently donated over $5,700 to area schools through the Score With Heartland Bank program in support of local high school athletics. Through the program, Heartland Bank donated $25 for each touchdown participating schools made at a varsity home ...Read more