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Peru Holiday Parade Entries Discussed

PERU – With the coming holiday season, the Peru City Council had some discussion regarding the upcoming Christmas Parade. They would prefer if residents of Peru refrained from adding any sort of political float into the parade. They feel there is no reason to exploit an event for the ...Read more

Bureau County Approves Budget

PRINCETON – Bureau County Board approved their 2020 budget at Tuesday night’s meeting. Board member Connie Stetson explained that the budget has been on the county’s website for review. In addition, the board voted to accept the 2020 health insurance from Kris DeBrock with an 8.3% ...Read more

No Injuries in DePue Fire Tuesday Night

DEPUE – Multiple departments responded to the call for a fire in DePue on Tuesday night in the bone chilling cold. Around 6:15 PM responders were called to the 1100 block of Rosehill Road, where they found an engine repair pole building fully involved. Spring Valley, DePue, Ladd, Peru, ...Read more

Unresponsive diver reported at power plant

MARSEILLES – Fire departments responded to an incident involving a diver at the power plant near Marseilles on Tuesday. The Marseilles and Seneca Fire Departments were called to the LaSalle County Generating Station for a report of lost communications with a diver for 20 minutes around 3 ...Read more

Oglesby Comprehension Plan meeting Wednesday

  OGLESBY – The Oglesby Planning Commission is continuing to involve the public in reviewing the 2019 Comprehensive Plan. There will be a public follow up meeting to receive input on the goals of the plan on Wednesday at city hall at 6:30 p.m. Drafts of the Goals and Implementation ...Read more