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Dean Foods to close Huntley dairy plant

HUNTLEY, Ill. (AP) — The milk giant Dean Foods is closing one of its Illinois facilities this year. The Texas-based corporation’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act letter says 131 people will lose their jobs when the Huntley dairy plant and office close in September. The

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Jury Selected In Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – After a second day of jury selection in the Clifford Andersen trial, a full panel of jurors has been selected at the Putnam County Courthouse.  Clifford Andersen is charged with murder and concealment of homicide in the death of his sister in law Deborah Dewey.  A total of 14

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Splash Field Closed Tuesday, July 10th

PERU – Officials have announced that Splash Field in Peru will be closed on Tuesday, July 10th for maintenance. After feedback was received from the community, the hours have been expanded to 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. The water attraction installed in Washington Park was funded in part by

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PERU – The City of Peru met Monday to discuss finances, property purchases and a multi-jurisdiction facility. The city announced that retail sales are booming in the area. Over 6 million dollars in sales tax has been accounted for due to frequent shopping. The council also approved the

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Jury Selection Begins for Andersen Trial

HENNEPIN – Jury selection began in the Clifford Andersen trial in Hennepin, Monday. Eight people were seated and six more are yet to be selected. Andersen is charged with murder and concealment of homicide in the death of his sister-in-law Deborah Dewey. The Judge believes that the

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