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Mendota Police warn of new dangerous drugs

MENDOTA – The Mendota Police Department reported that they have arrested multiple individuals in possession of a dangerous drug over the past 60 days. Authorities report that Flualprazolam, sometimes referred to as a designer benzodiazepine, is often marketed as a research chemical and

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Crews prepare for Starved Rock Lock Closure

UTICA – On Tuesday the US Army Corps of Engineers began removing silt, sand and debris from the Starved Rock Lock in preparation for reconstruction.  Starting on July 1st and continuing until the end October, the Illinois Consolidated Closures will close the locks to travel up and down the

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Mayor: Playgrounds remain closed

PERU – Peru Mayor Scott Harl explained to the council at Monday night’s meeting that the decision on when to reopen parks amid the COVID-19 pandemic is not up to him. As the area has entered into Phase 3 of Governor JB Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan, restaurants have started offering

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