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Ogle County Man Killed in Grain Bin Moving Mishap

KIRKLAND – An Ogle County man is dead after an incident in rural Kirkland involving a boom lift and power lines.   The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office reports that Tuesday afternoon they were called to Old State Road near Malta Road for a man injured by power lines.   The deceased, ...Read more

Public hearing tonight for Peru Mall

PERU – A public hearing is scheduled for Peru Mall’s redevelopment plans. At 6 p.m., the public is welcome to learn more and give their opinions about the city’s plans for Peru Mall and adoption of the tax increment finance district. Attorneys for mall owners GK Development ...Read more

Suspicious Fire Investigation Continues

MENDOTA – The investigation continues into the fire on May 26th in the 700 block of Illinois Avenue. Mendota Police Chief Greg Kellen said that they have reviewed what surveillance footage they have and interviewed many who were in the area the morning they say the fire was started, but have ...Read more

Early Tuesday Fire at Peru Dairy Queen

PERU – An early morning fire Tuesday filled the Peru Dairy Queen with smoke. Authorities were called around 4:20 AM to the restaurant on the north side of Peru and multiple agencies responded to battle the fire. The fire took 40 minutes to bring under control. Area fire departments, ...Read more

Sunday Morning Fire Suspicious

MENDOTA- A Sunday morning fire in downtown Mendota has been determined to be suspicious in nature.   Around 6:30 AM the Mendota Fire Department was called to the 700 block of Illinois Ave for smoke coming from a building.   After an investigation, a press release went out Sunday afternoon from ...Read more