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Two Mendota Alderman say goodbye

  MENDOTA – Two of Mendota’s Alderman participated in their last city council meeting Monday. Alderman Walter Weiland and Randy Morris elected to step down from their positions as aldermen, effective April 2nd. 4th Ward Alderman Weiland served the city council for 16 years and ...Read more

Route 6 named after six brothers, WWII veterans

PERU – As a way to pay tribute to the six Kaszysnki brothers of Peru, who all served in World War II, State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) hosted a ceremony Saturday, March 30 to officially name a section of Route 6 as the “Kaszynski Brothers Memorial Highway.” “By naming this road ...Read more

Peru yard waste pickup moved to Fridays

PERU – Jim Pozzi of Republic Services spoke to Peru city council members about a change in yard waste pickup Monday evening. Pozzi announced that yard waste pickup would be changed from Monday to Friday going forward. He explained that Republic Services lacked the manpower to complete ...Read more

Spring Valley considers fining for false alarms

SPRING VALLEY – Spring Valley’s Fire Department is looking into fining for false alarms. In a public health and safety meeting, council discussed means of revenue to support more daytime firemen. Chief Bogatitus says increased call volume is a major factor in needing more help. ...Read more

Election Day Tuesday

LASALLE – Voters in the city of LaSalle will have the opportunity to vote on a referendum related to the city clerk position. On Tuesday, a question will be on the ballot asking if the city clerk position should be appointed by the Mayor or elected by citizens. Voters will also decide ...Read more

Telephone scam in the Dekalb County area

DEKALB – The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office warns of a scam that purports to be the caller I.D. of the Public Defender’s Office. According to authorities, the scammer asks citizens to call from an additional number. When that number is called, an automatic voice mail system allegedly ...Read more

Illinois State Trooper Dies After Head On Crash

DOWNERS GROVE – Illinois State Police Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly announced Saturday that another State Trooper has died, the second in 48 hours.  ISP District 15 Trooper Gerald Ellis was traveling on I-94 around 3:30 Saturday morning when a wrong way driver allegedly struck his ...Read more