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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

SUV Tips During Tuesday Night Crash

MENDOTA – A two vehicle crash in Mendota Tuesday night left an SUV on its side but thankfully nobody was injured.    According to Mendota Police around 7:30 p.m. they were called to the intersection of 5th Avenue and 8th Street where an SUV traveling south had collided with a sedan going ...Read more

Two Vehicle Crash in Spring Valley

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley Fire and Police Departments along with EMS were called to a two vehicle collision on Monday. The vehicles were heavily damaged with airbags deployed after the collision on Illinois Route 89 near Joseph Ruva drive around 7 a.m. According to authorities, crews ...Read more