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Peru Sears Store to Close

The Sears store in Peru is scheduled to close later this year.  Sears today announced that the store in Peru is among 42 other Sears and K-Mart stores nationwide that will close in October.  Sears operates both K-Mart and Sears.  The CEO of Sears, Eddie Lambert, today said the closings are

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Hit and Run Victim Identified

The LaSalle County Coroner has identified the man killed in a hit and run Sunday night.  Coroner William Wujek says the victim is 22 year old Wyatt K.L. Wyatt of Spring Valley.  The LaSalle County Sheriff says  a person of interest has been developed and a vehicle recovered.  Sunday night,

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Fatal Accident on I-80

One person was killed, and another injured, after a two vehicle crash on Interstate 80 this morning. According to State Police, a semi driven by 44 year old Tariq G. Khan, of Ontario, Canada crossed, for as yet unknown reasons, through the median and collided with an SUV traveling eastbound.

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Armed Robbery in Peru

A Chicago man has been charged with the armed robbery early Saturday of the McDonalds on Shooting Park Road in Peru. Chief Doug Bernabei said 48 year old Eddie Stiff is also charged with aggravated battery for injuries to an employee during the 4:30 a.m. robbery. The employee was taken by

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Tornado Hits Ottawa/Naplate Area

A Tornado described by the National Weather Service as large and dangerous has caused wide-spread damage in the Naplate and Ottawa areas.  Numerous news sources are reporting at least one-fatality.  Search and Rescue teams are searching damaged buildings for victims possibly trapped in damaged

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