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K9 Receives Donated Body Armor

PERU – The Peru K9 Miko has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a donation from an organization specializing in protecting police dogs.  Vested Interest in K9s, a charity in Massachusetts, has donated over 3,100 vests to dogs nationwide. ...Read more

Streator Police Investigating Friday Gunshots

STREATOR – Friday afternoon gunshots called Streator Police to the 400 block of South Vermillion Street, but they say nobody was found at the scene.   According to the department around 3:30 p.m. they arrived and presumed the suspects had fled by the time they arrived.   No persons were ...Read more

One Injured in Sunday Morning Post Office Crash

SPRING VALLEY – A car crashed into the wheelchair ramp at the Spring Valley Post Office Sunday morning.   The driver was injured in the incident and transported by ambulance to the hospital.   Their condition is not known at this time. Spring Valley Fire and EMS were called to the scene ...Read more

Officer of the Year Honors for Dixon School Hero

ORLANDO – The school resource officer who exchanged gunfire with a teen near Dixon High School has been recognized at an awards banquet in Florida.     Saturday night in Orlando Dixon Police Officer Mark Dallas was named the International Association Chiefs of Police “Officer of the ...Read more

Saturday Apartment Fire Causes Significant Damage

  LASALLE – An apartment was heavily damaged and the building was evacuated during a Saturday afternoon apartment fire.   LaSalle and Peru fire and EMS responded to a call a little after 1 p.m. to the 900 block of Grant Ave in LaSalle.    The fire was quickly extinguished and crews ...Read more

Woman Struck; Killed by Train in DeKalb County

SANDWICH – A woman pedestrian has died after being struck by a train Friday in southern DeKalb County.  According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office and the Sandwich Police Department, 53-year old Kimberly A. Cruver of Sandwich was pronounced dead at the scene before 5 p.m. near ...Read more

Nurses with OSF HealthCare Honored

OTTAWA – Two Registered Nurses with OSF HealthCare Medical Group were recent recipients of the DAISY Award which recognizes exceptional nurses nationwide on behalf of the DAISY Foundation. Both caregivers were honored during a brief ceremony this past month. Sara Bowen, RN, of Ransom, has been ...Read more

Boyles honored for bequest to IVCC Oct. 15

OGLESBY – Walter Durley and Hazel Marie Boyle’s contributions to Illinois Valley Community College will be celebrated in a noon Monday, Oct. 15 ceremony in the Dr. Mary Margaret Weeg Cultural Centre. The Boyle’s bequest of over $620,000 to the IVCC Foundation helped fund the purchase of ...Read more