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PERU – The City of Peru met Monday to discuss finances, property purchases and a multi-jurisdiction facility. The city announced that retail sales are booming in the area. Over 6 million dollars in sales tax has been accounted for due to frequent shopping. The council also approved the ...Read more

Jury Selection Begins for Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – Jury selection began in the Clifford Andersen trial in Hennepin, Monday. Eight people were seated and six more are yet to be selected. Andersen is charged with murder and concealment of homicide in the death of his sister-in-law Deborah Dewey. The Judge believes that the ...Read more

Iowa Man Killed in Bureau County Crash

LADD – An Iowa man was killed in a single vehicle accident on Interstate 80 Sunday afternoon. According to the Illinois State Police 28-year-old Rajak Singh Randhawa was traveling westbound around 4:45 p.m. when for unknown reasons he left the roadway. The vehicle overturned several times ...Read more

Spring Valley Fire Wins Donation of CO Alarms

SPRING VALLEY – Some residents of Spring Valley are going to be getting carbon monoxide detectors thanks to the Spring Valley Fire Department and First Alert. In June the department entered a contest and was selected to receive 60 detectors to distribute to the community. ...Read more

Smoke Alarm Alerts Resident to Fire

STREATOR – A smoke alarm alerted a Streator resident to a fire inside of a single family home early Sunday morning.  Streator Fire Department officials say that the resident of the home in the 500 block of South Sterling was able to escape the burning home and call 911.  When firefighters ...Read more

8 People Injured on Horse Carriage Ride

LASALLE –  Several people were injured in a horse carriage accident in Eastern LaSalle County over the weekend. LaSalle County Deputies responded to a call from a resort near Sheridan for a carriage that was overturned after the horses were spooked. Eight individuals were transported to ...Read more

Missing Man

A number of public service agencies are currently searching for Sherman “Skip” Hall, of the Ottawa area, and who is missing and is in need of his prescription medicine.  Skip is 6 feet tall, about 135 pounds with gray hair and green eyes.  If you have seen him or know where he is, ...Read more

Woman Airlifted From Two Vehicle Accident

SANDWICH – An Oswego woman was injured after a two vehicle crash in Northeast LaSalle County.  The LaSalle County Sheriff’s Office states that around 7:30 Friday morning, 49 year old Wanda I. Santiago, of Oswego, was at the intersection of Millhurt Road and East 30th Road just south ...Read more

Crossing Repairs Begin Monday

  ARLINGTON – The railroad has announced that a busy crossing in Bureau County will be closed for a week starting July 9th for repairs.  BNSF states that Route 89 in Arlington will be detoured around the closure for crossing upgrades and repairs.  Signs will be posted when the ...Read more