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Pro choice activists rally in Ottawa

OTTAWA – Local pro choice activists are protesting in downtown Ottawa, in response to state legislations that prohibits abortions after detectable heartbeats. The “Stand with Planned Parenthood” group rallied around Washington Square Park Wednesday evening, and will continue ...Read more

Two struck, killed by Joliet commuter train

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Two people have been killed after being struck by a suburban Chicago commuter train. One body was recovered Wednesday night and authorities were searching Thursday near tracks in Joliet for the body of the second victim. Authorities say the victims were part of a small group ...Read more

Little Free Libraries Opened in Peru

PERU – Students in Peru will have access to books with the addition of two new Little Free Libraries at Northview School. Two little library stands were opened on Thursday morning, with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Principal Sara McDonald and Northview Librarian Mrs. Sandy Spelich. Students ...Read more

Man denies killing toddler, dumping body in lagoon

CHICAGO (AP) — A Rockford man on trial in the death of a 2-year-old boy and the dumping of his dismembered remains in a Chicago lagoon took the witness stand and declared his innocence. Prosecutors haven’t said how Kyrian Knox died, but allege 44-year-old Kamel Harris killed the toddler ...Read more

Man in custody for house fire in westside Peru

PERU – A suspect is in custody after a house fire in Peru yesterday. According to the Peru Police, 58-year-old Salvatore S. Fiumefreddo is charged with a 1st class felony of residential arson in a house fire that occurred Wednesday around 12 p.m. in the 1600 block of Schuyler Street. Police say ...Read more