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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

Lane closures between Utica and Ottawa begins

UTICA – Lane closures for road work will begin on US Route 6 between Utica and Ottawa beginning Wednesday. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation patching and resurfacing will take place US Route 6 from IL 178 to west city limits of Ottawa. Daytime lane closures controlled ...Read more

Flooding causes closures at Starved Rock State Park

OGLESBY – The main parking lot at Starved Rock State Park as well as the whole lower area, including the boat launch ramps are closed due to flooding on the Illinois River. Park facilities and the Starved Rock Lodge remain open. Parking is available in the Lodge lot as well as the overflow ...Read more

New City Manager in Streator

STREATOR – David Plyman began his first day as Streator’s city manager, Monday. Plyman says his priority is to address challenges that Streator faces and goals the community establishes.      Plyman says he’s looking forward to meeting residents and becoming a part of the ...Read more