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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