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Peru Police Property Plans Presented

PERU – Councilmen discussed the proposed Peru police building at Monday night’s city council meeting. Representatives from  Basalay, Cary & Alstadt, Architects in Ottawa and MWL Architects explained that they were finalizing pre-design plans for the proposed building. Officials ...Read more

Northbrook School Welcomes 5th Graders

MENDOTA- Going from one school building to another can be challenging, but the Northbrook Student Council came up with a way to bridge that gap for Mendota 5th graders.  Principal Paula Daley said the students enjoyed games, team building events, plus had a chance to meet their teachers and ...Read more

Two officers join Mendota’s Police Department

MENDOTA – The Mendota City Council welcomed two cadets to join the police force. 28-year-old Seth A. Martin of Earlville and 33-year-old Randy D. Tucker of Mendota were sworn in to the police department at Mendota’s city council meeting on Monday night. Chief Kellen says both officers ...Read more

Severe storms expected Tuesday morning

CHICAGO – Severe weather is expected to touch down in local area counties by tomorrow morning. According to National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Gross, A thunderstorm complex is expected to move out of central Iowa and into north central Illinois. Counties like Bureau, LaSalle and ...Read more

Two Injured After Motorcycles Crash in Utica

UTICA – Two men were injured after a Sunday evening crash in Utica.  According to the Utica Police Department, they were called around 8:15PM to the 2900 block of IL 178 for a collision between two motorcycles.  Authorities say 39-year-old Isreal J. Ballard of Toluca was traveling south ...Read more