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Study on Peru Public Pool Costs to Begin

PERU – The city of Peru announced a feasibility study will begin regarding a public pool. Representatives from Counsilman-Hunsaker & Associates spoke to the council on Monday night about the study that will look at what a public pool will cost the city. The feasibility study, which will

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No Decision This Year on County Pot Sales

OTTAWA – LaSalle County Board will wait to act on approving or rejecting the sale of cannabis on unincorporated areas until January. The Zoning Board of Appeals had previously recommended that the County Board prohibit any sale of cannabis in unincorporated areas, and the Board discussed

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Cusick Trial Moves Ahead

OTTAWA – A Forensic Toxicologist takes the stand Monday to testify for prosecution in the murder trial of a former Ottawa Fireman. 52-year-old Kenneth Cusick is accused of drowning his wife, Tracy in a toilet in 2006. In conjunction with Tracy’s autopsy, a toxicology analysis was

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Inmate Captured After Grundy County Escape

MORRIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities said an inmate that escaped from the Grundy county jail while helping deliver meals has been captured. The Sheriff’s office says 34-year-old Andrew J. Viles walked out of the jail in Morris around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, dressed in a dark coat, light jeans and

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Pets Rescued After Saturday Streator Fire

STREATOR – Pets were rescued Saturday after a house fire in Streator significantly damaged a home.  According to the Streator Fire Department they were called around 10 AM to a home in the 900 block of Maple Street for a home that had heavy fire towards the rear of the structure.  All

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