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Chicago Man Nabbed in Tri-Dent Bust

PERU – A Chicago man was arrested on Monday in a bust by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team for Heroin. In information released by Tri-Dent, 31-year-old Terrence L. Daugherty of Chicago was taken into custody in the 1800 block of May Road in Peru and charged with Unlawful ...Read more

Crow tests positive for West Nile Virus

OTTAWA – A crow in LaSalle County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. According to the LaSalle County Health Department, the bird was collected and tested yesterday. This is the first documented West Nile virus activity in LaSalle County this year. West Nile Virus is transmitted ...Read more

Four Juveniles Suspected of Ottawa Burglary

OTTAWA – Four teens are suspected of a burglary in early July according to the Ottawa Police Department.  In a release yesterday, they say that on July 10th they responded to a call of a reported burglary in the 2100 block of Mary Lane.   The residents claim several subjects entered ...Read more

Peru Chief Praises Quick Response to Robbery

PERU – The Oglesby, LaSalle and Peru police received recognition for apprehending suspects that allegedly committed an armed robbery at a Walgreen’s Pharmacy last week. Chief Bernabei of the Peru Police Department in a letter released Tuesday believed that if not for the actions of ...Read more

New Gas Station Coming to Peru

PERU – An ordinance granting variances for zoning on a future gas station was approved at the Peru City Council meeting Tuesday. Plans were revealed to build a Casey’s gas station at the corner of 251 and Shooting Park Road. ...Read more

Scammers Target Area Residents

PONTIAC – Scammers are contacting area residents by phone, text message and email in an attempt to swindle victims. That’s according to a release from the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office. They say that victims are being sent fraudulent checks and that they are then instructed ...Read more

Wednesday is Speed Awareness Day

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Police are tackling safety during the upcoming Illinois Speed Awareness Day. Through enforcement and education their goal is to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists. According to the State Police 37% of the speed-related crashes result in ...Read more