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Peru Officer Commended Monday

PERU – A Peru Police Officer was recognized for a heroic act at Monday nights city council meeting. Peru Police Chief Doug Bernabei honored Officer Jeremiah Brown with a commendation for his actions in January assisting a

Former Chief Smith Retires

MENDOTA – After 21 years of serving as the city of Mendota’s Police Chief, Thomas Smith announced his resignation effective Wednesday.  At his last city council meeting, Chief Smith gave an emotional farewell to council members, praising

More snow and rain expected for this week

ILLINOIS – North Central Illinois has seen its fair share of wintry mixes and snow storms this winter, accumulating nearly 7 inches of snow fall for the month of February. According to the National Weather Service, LaSalle

Temporary visitors restriction for IVCH

PERU – Illinois Valley Community Hospital is implementing a temporary visitor restriction effective immediately. The recommendation stems from the Illinois Department of Public Health in response to state influenza activity level, which is currently widespread. IVCH is

Anniversary of Pluto Discovery

STREATOR – Today is the anniversary of the discovery of Pluto by a man born in Streator.  It was on this date in 1930 photographic evidence of Pluto (now designated a “dwarf planet”) was discovered by Clyde