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Warm weather won’t stick around much longer

UNDATED – Its been three years since north central Illinois has experienced the unseasonably warm weather we’ve had these past few days. According to Weatherology Meteorologist Ray Miller, December 2016 was also a mild one, with temperatures in the upper 50s. He says high pressure ...Read more

Toxic chemical leak after traffic crash on I-80

MINOOKA – 100 gallons of a highly toxic chemical leaked after a single vehicle crash Thursday morning on I-80 in Minooka. According to the Illinois State Police, just after 7 a.m. a freightliner truck traveling westbound on I-80 near Minooka, in a reported construction zone, lost control ...Read more

Man charged in triple homicide in Cullom

CULLOM – The identity of a person connected in the deaths of 3 people in Livingston County has been released. According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, 53-year-old Clifford W. Brewer of Cullom is charged with three counts of first degree murder for the alleged involvement ...Read more

Christmas Triple Homicide in Livingston County

CULLOM, IL – Three people are dead after a triple homicide in Livingston County.   In the early Christmas morning hours Livingston County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a home in the 400 block of East Jackson Street in Cullom where they discovered a deceased 51-year-old male, a ...Read more

Cooking Safety Over the Holidays

OTTAWA – With families gathered around the table for a holiday meal, sometimes things could be left unattended in the kitchen and that could lead to a dangerous situation. Sources of fire in the kitchen could be as simple as an overloaded circuit, a grease fire, a microwave fire, or a ...Read more

“Cocoa”, new bison at Buffalo State Park named

OTTAWA – The new bison at Buffalo Rock State Park has a name. Cocoa was the winning name of the contest that local schools took part in, according to Kathy Casstevens, Marketing Director for Starved Rock State Park. In early November, I & M Canal State Trail officials integrated an 1000 ...Read more

Peru Police Consider Adding Part-Time Officers

PERU – Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei discussed the possibility of hiring part-time police officers in the future. Three ordinances were amended and approved at Monday’s city council meeting, which would implement the process of hiring part-time officers. Bernabei assured the public that ...Read more

Peru Swears in New Officer

PERU – Peru Police Department gained a new officer as Brendan Sheedy was sworn in at Monday night’s city council meeting. Sheedy graduated from the College of DuPage’s Suburban Law Enforcement Academy last Friday as part of the college’s largest graduating class in the history of the ...Read more