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Illinois Family Reading Event Thursday Night

CHICAGO – Illinois Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is encouraging families to read together for Illinois’ family reading night Thursday. White says that this is a night when families are urged to turn off all electronic devices and spend time reading to their ...Read more

Streator Students Win Art Awards

STREATOR – Two Streator students earned funds for their school through an Illinois American Water Art Contest. The “Imagine a Day Without Water” Art Contest brought young artists across the state to participate in depicting what a day without water meant to them. The Illinois ...Read more

Great American Smoke Out Thursday

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department’s Great American Smoke Out event is happening Thursday. The Great American Smoke Out is an event that challenges smokers to quit for at least one day, and is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. The LaSalle County Health Department ...Read more

Firearm Deer Season Starts Friday

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Deer Hunting season for muzzle loaders and firearms begins soon. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reminds deer hunters to focus on safety, as firearm deer weekends are the state’s most popular hunting season. According to the IDNR’s Office of ...Read more

Area Police Searching for Pick-Pocket Suspects

PERU – The Peru Police along with Morris and Shorewood authorities are searching for a couple who are suspected of taking items from victims while they are shopping. According to the Morris Police Department the male allegedly distracts the victim while the female takes belongings from the ...Read more

Social Security Phone Scams on the Rise

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Police Department is warning people about phone scams in the area. According to authorities, scammers are spoofing the Social Security Administration’s 1-800 customer service number to try to get your personal information. The caller says he works for the ...Read more

Newark Woman Identified as Monday Crash Victim

SHERIDAN – A Newark woman has been identified as the victim after a two vehicle collision involving a semi-tractor trailer and a car Monday. In a release by LaSalle County Coroner William Wujek, 40-year-old Jaime J. Tuttle was killed in the crash on Illinois Route 71 four miles east of ...Read more

Peru Council Discusses Snow; Leaf Removal

PERU – Peru City Council members discussed snow plowing with the onslaught of winter weather at Tuesday night’s regular city council meeting. Council members stated that information regarding the Street Department’s snow plow procedures is listed on the city’s website. In light of ...Read more