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New officer welcomes to Peru PD

PERU – One more police officer will be patrolling the streets of Peru. On Monday, Peru Mayor Scott Harl swore in and welcomed William Sommer to the Peru Police Department. According to Harl, prior to the new position, he served at Tonica and Spring Valley departments as well as the Putnam

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Stabbing Incident Injures Two in Mendota

MENDOTA – A Sunday evening incident involving a knife and two men allegedly being stabbed sent one man to the hospital in Mendota. The Mendota Police Department say they were called to OSF Saint Paul Medical Center and discovered one subject with a stab wound. After an investigation,

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Illinois soldier killed in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Pentagon says one of the two soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb was from Illinois. On Sunday, military officials identified the soldier as 21-year-old Pfc. Miguel A. Villalon of Joliet.  He was assigned to 307th Brigade Engineer Battalion,

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