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Hy-Vee offering free meals to government employees

PERU – Hy-Vee in Peru will be offering free meals to government employees beginning today. Because Hy-Vee stores are independently run, Store Director Kyle Thornsbrough made the executive decision to offer free hot meals to families who can show a government ID. Thornsbrough noted that on ...Read more

Early voting and vote by mail starts next month

OTTAWA – Early voting and voting by mail for the April election for LaSalle County residents will begin in less than a month. LaSalle County Clerk, Lori Bongartz says vote by mail applications are currently being accepted. You can download the application online or request an application to ...Read more

Local Mendota woman turns 100-years-old!

MENDOTA – A local Mendota woman is turning 100-years-old tomorrow, January 24th. Vern Sommerville, was born and raised in Peru and raised her three sons with her husband Glenn on a farm in Mendota. Somerville taught at Blackstone Elementary in Mendota for 27 years, frequently donating ...Read more

Starved Rock Bald Eagle watch begins this weekend

UTICA – Starved Rock Bald Eagle Watch Weekend at the Illinois Waterway Lock and Dam Visitor Center, Starved Rock Visitor Center and Starved Rock Lodge will begin Saturday January 26th through the 27th. Hikes leave the Visitors Center at 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on both days. Chose from ...Read more