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TIF for Peru Mall Approved at City Council Meeting

PERU – Peru City Council Members voted to approve a TIF for the redevelopment of Peru Mall at Monday night’s city council meeting. Several members of the council expressed their support for the redevelopment plan, stating that they appreciated that the owners of Peru Mall, GK Development, ...Read more

Ottawa minor arrested in Marseilles home invasion

MARSEILLES – A 17-year-old Ottawa male was arrested after a home invasion in Marseilles on Sunday. According to LaSalle County Sheriff’s, they responded to the 2700 block of East 2625th Road for a reported home invasion in progress. Authorities say the owners reportedly  subdued the ...Read more

Former Mendota High School Teacher Arrested

MENDOTA – A former Mendota High School teacher was taken into custody after an investigation into sexual misconduct with a student, Friday. According to the Mendota Police Department, they and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services opened a criminal investigation into ...Read more

Alleged suspect in Ottawa homicide found dead

OTTAWA – The identity of two people found dead in an Ottawa home was released, and one suspected person has been found dead. According to the Ottawa Police Department, 49-year-old Nicol E. Scolaro and 51-year-old Paul E. Ladue were found dead as a result of multiple gunshot wounds in a ...Read more

Two People Found Dead in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Two people have been found dead inside an Ottawa home. Ottawa Police said that shortly after 7 pm Friday, they were sent to a north side address to check on the well being of the residents. Police say two people, one male, and one female, were found dead inside the residence. ...Read more