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Secretary of State warns of DMV rebate scam

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding residents to be on alert for scams claiming to be from the Secretary of State’s office or from “Illinois DMV” seeking personal information. The most recent scam is a text message claiming to be from “Illinois ...Read more

Road closure Wednesday on Route 6 in Peru

  PERU – The city of Peru has announced that a portion of Route 6 in Peru will be closed on Wednesday. Eastbound parking and traffic lanes of 5th Street, directly in front of the Westclox Building will be closed beginning at 9 am on Wednesday. The closure is expected to last 4-5 ...Read more

Rural Mendota fire destroys vacant home

MENDOTA – A fire in the pre-dawn hours Monday destroyed a vacant home in rural Mendota. The Mendota and Troy Grove Fire Departments were called to the 3600 block of East 1st Road around 3 AM for a report of a structure fire called in by a neighbor.  A multiple box alarm went out, bringing ...Read more