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Four Juveniles Suspected of Ottawa Burglary

OTTAWA – Four teens are suspected of a burglary in early July according to the Ottawa Police Department.  In a release yesterday, they say that on July 10th they responded to a call of a reported burglary in the 2100 block of Mary Lane.   The residents claim several subjects entered ...Read more

Peru Chief Praises Quick Response to Robbery

PERU – The Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru police received recognition for apprehending suspects that allegedly committed an armed robbery at a Walgreen’s Pharmacy last week. Chief Bernabei of the Peru Police Department in a letter released Tuesday believed that if not for the actions of ...Read more

New Gas Station Coming to Peru

PERU – An ordinance granting variances for zoning on a future gas station was approved at the Peru City Council meeting Tuesday. Plans were revealed to build a Casey’s gas station at the corner of 251 and Shooting Park Road. ...Read more

Scammers Target Area Residents

PONTIAC – Scammers are contacting area residents by phone, text message and email in an attempt to swindle victims. That’s according to a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. They say that victims are being sent fraudulent checks and that they are then instructed ...Read more

Wednesday is Speed Awareness Day

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police are tackling safety during the upcoming Illinois Speed Awareness Day. Through enforcement and education their goal is to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. According to the State Police 37% of the speed-related crashes result in ...Read more

IVCH Earns ACR Accreditation

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. ...Read more

Phone Records Not Enough in Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – Phone records for a Standard man was supposed to be the strongest piece of evidence for the defense in the murder trial of Clifford Andersen, however he was found guilty of murdering and burying his sister in law Friday. Defense Attorney Rob Parker strongly believed phone calls ...Read more

Tires Slashed; Windows Broken Over Weekend

STREATOR – Vandalism was reported over the weekend in Streator with tires slashed and windows broken in two separate incidents.   On Saturday morning Streator Police were notified that a parked vehicle in the 1400 block of Sterling Street had its windows smashed.   In the 700 block of ...Read more

Son of Seneca Police Chief Found Dead in River

SENECA -The son of the police chief of Seneca has apparently drowned in the Illinois River. In a release by the Grundy County Coroner’s Office, a call came in Saturday afternoon for a person in the water near the Seneca boat ramp. Around 4:30 p.m. a body was recovered and identified as ...Read more