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Peru Police Arrest Man Using Fake Currency

PERU – A 27 year-old transient has been arrested in a sting operation after allegedly using counterfeit currency to purchase pizza in Peru. Since late December, according to Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei, there was an ongoing investigation into fake $100 bills being used in LaSalle and ...Read more

Overcoming Opioids- ER Pain Relief

(Chicago AP) Many patients are first introduced to powerful opioid painkillers in the emergency room. A new study released Tuesday tested over-the-counter pain relievers on people with broken bones and sprains. Researchers found acetaminophen plus ibuprofen worked as well as opioids at reducing ...Read more

New General Mills facility could employ 150

WILMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — A Minnesota-based food company has opened an Illinois distribution center that could employ as many as 150 people. Gov. Bruce Rauner and area officials cut the ribbon on the 1.5 million-square-foot General Mills facility in Wilmington on Tuesday. General Mills produces ...Read more

Rockford Police Officer Killed

A Rockford Police officer was killed early this morning during a traffic stop. Chief Dan O’Shea said It happen shortly after 1:00 am in the area of State Street and Dawn Avenue. A short time later, the officer, identified as 30-year old Jamie Cox made a brief radio transmission indicating ...Read more

Spring Valley Drug Arrests

The Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team has taken more illegal drugs off the streets.  Agents conducted a search warrant Wednesday night at a residence at 32871 U.S. 6, room 112 in Spring Valley After an investigation into alleged illegal narcotic sales from the room.  24 year old ...Read more