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Over 100 Fed At Right Spice Thursday

PERU – Helping the community is always in season at The Right Spice, a restaurant in Peru that gathered over 100 people who needed a place to be for Thanksgiving together.   Owners George Steinbach and Deanna Mallory began working on the meal early Thursday, preparing a full dinner for

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Local deer totals less than that of 2018

  SPRINGFIELD – Local area counties harvested a total over 1,341 deer during the first weekend of the Illinois Firearm Deer Season. According to the Department of Natural Resources, LaSalle County harvested 469 deer compared to 555 last year. Putnam County brought in four less deer

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Woman Shot Late Tuesday Night in Peru

PERU – Peru Police responded to Illinois Valley Community Hospital Tuesday night after a woman entered the hospital with a gunshot wound. Authorities say the 20-year-old woman suffered a gunshot wound to the upper body on the west side of Peru, but the injuries are not life threatening. The

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Bus Driver Arrested for Drinking on the Job

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — A bus driver in suburban Chicago has been arrested after authorities say she drank beer while taking more than 30 elementary students to school. Michelle Passley was charged Monday with misdemeanor endangering the life and health of a child. Aurora police say bus video

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Lightfoot’s Chicago Budget Approved

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council has passed Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $11.6 billion budget plan by a 39-11 vote. Lightfoot’s office says Tuesday the budget is balanced and will close an $838 million shortfall without a “significant” increase in new property taxes. Lightfoot says in

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