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Suspicious Fire Investigation Continues

MENDOTA – The investigation continues into the fire on May 26th in the 700 block of Illinois Avenue. Mendota Police Chief Greg Kellen said that they have reviewed what surveillance footage they have and interviewed many who were in the area the morning they say the fire was started, but have ...Read more

Early Tuesday Fire at Peru Dairy Queen

PERU – An early morning fire Tuesday filled the Peru Dairy Queen with smoke. Authorities were called around 4:20 AM to the restaurant on the north side of Peru and multiple agencies responded to battle the fire. The fire took 40 minutes to bring under control. Area fire departments, ...Read more

Sunday Morning Fire Suspicious

MENDOTA- A Sunday morning fire in downtown Mendota has been determined to be suspicious in nature.   Around 6:30 AM the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Illinois Ave for smoke coming from a building.   After an investigation, a press release went out Sunday afternoon from ...Read more

Grundy County Officials Investigating Deaths

MORRIS – Grundy County authorities are investigating 3 separate weekend deaths – an apparent overdose, a man struck by a train, and a motorcycle crash.  Grundy County Coroner John Callahan says Friday evening a Minooka man found his 42 year-old wife unresponsive in their home.  ...Read more

IVCC Ag Club Plans Produce Donations

OGLESBY – An initiative begun last year by Illinois Valley Community College’s student Ag Club will result in fresh produce going to district food pantries this summer and fall.  The club grew well over a thousand plants this year in the college greenhouse including 800 tomato and 500 ...Read more