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Ambulance Involved in Collision

PERU – An Ambulance was involved in a collision Thursday evening in downtown Peru. A eastbound Peru Ambulance and vehicle collided at the intersection of Peoria Street and US Route 6, blocking the road for about an hour. Multiple people were taken from the scene, but the number and the ...Read more

Truck Driver Facing Heroin Charges

LASALLE – A traffic stop for a moving violation on a semi-tractor trailer on Wednesday evening led to the discovery of heroin and the arrest of the driver. The Illinois State Police say they stopped a southbound truck on I-39 just past the I-80 Interchange for a moving violation and during ...Read more

FEMA Grants Awarded in Area for Flood Control

OTTAWA – Four area communities will be receiving grants totaling over $3.4 million from FEMA to help limit damage caused by future floods. The Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants were issued for flood wall construction in Depue, Marseilles, Ottawa and Peru. In Ottawa, $1.1 million was awarded to ...Read more

Farmland Values Remain Flat

BLOOMINGTON – In the latest yearly survey of prices for farmland across the state, little to no change has occurred. That’s according to the 2018 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Report released last week. Northern Illinois ground values were down 1-2 percent to around ...Read more