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Insect Specialist Testifies at Andersen Trial

A specialist on the study of insects testified Tuesday afternoon at the Clifford Andersen trial.  Andersen is accused of the concealment and murder of his sister in law, Deborah Dewey.  Dr. Amanda Roe, a forensic etymologist, reviewed insect specimens from the crime scene in Standard.  Based ...Read more

Armed Robbery at Peru Pharmacy; Four in Custody

PERU – Four are in custody after an early morning armed robbery at a pharmacy in Peru. In a release Tuesday morning, Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei said that around 2 a.m. a 911 call was made reporting an alleged armed robbery at the Walgreens on Shooting Park Road in Peru. The caller ...Read more

Cell Phone Calls Discussed in Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – Cell tower mapping was reviewed at the Clifford Andersen trial Monday.    Andersen is accused in the concealment and murder of his sister in law, Deborah Dewey.  On the stand this afternoon was an Illinois State Trooper, Matt Windisch, who was called to discuss his expertise ...Read more

Trial Continues in Putnam County

The trial of Clifford Anderson continued Monday at the Putnam County Courthouse in Hennepin.  Andersen is charged with the murder and concealment of death in the case of his sister-in-law, Deborah Dewey.  The former divorce lawyer of Dewey took the stand to recall the details of Dewey’s ...Read more

Road Work Begins This Week in Peru

PERU – Monday morning will bring more road construction to Peru, weather permitting.   According to the city North Peoria Street from Luther Drive to Sunset Drive will be closed for a water main repair. Also starting on Monday 8th Street will be closed at Peru Street for water main repair. ...Read more

Chinese Education Group Discusses Plans With IVCC

OGLESBY – At Thursdays board meeting of Illinois Valley Community College, it was announced that they would be continuing discussions with Foreign Service Group of China on education matters.   Foreign Service Group is setting up an English-language school for Chinese nationals at the old ...Read more

Dekalb Crime Stoppers Seek for Info on Burglary

WATERMAN – The Dekalb County Crime Stoppers are seeking information into a burglary that occurred to a building in rural Waterman. The owner reported that sometime between July 6th and 7th someone entered his building on the 5700 block of Leland Road, taking tools, a chainsaw and a hedge ...Read more

Missing Trucker Who Left Rig in Dixon Found

DIXON – A Kentucky man who was reported missing after his tractor-trailer was left abandoned in Lee County has been found.   Family say he was located along a road in New Jersey and will be reunited with loved ones soon.   No charges are pending or expected at this time. According to the ...Read more