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Ambulance Involved in Collision

PERU – An Ambulance was involved in a collision Thursday evening in downtown Peru. A eastbound Peru Ambulance and vehicle collided at the intersection of Peoria Street and US Route 6, blocking the road for about an hour. Multiple people were taken from the scene, but the number and the

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Truck Driver Facing Heroin Charges

LASALLE – A traffic stop for a moving violation on a semi-tractor trailer on Wednesday evening led to the discovery of heroin and the arrest of the driver. The Illinois State Police say they stopped a southbound truck on I-39 just past the I-80 Interchange for a moving violation and during

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Farmland Values Remain Flat

BLOOMINGTON – In the latest yearly survey of prices for farmland across the state, little to no change has occurred. That’s according to the 2018 Illinois Farmland Values and Lease Trends Report released last week. Northern Illinois ground values were down 1-2 percent to around

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Bus Crash in Snow Kills a Pedestrian

DECATUR – One person was killed downstate when a bus lost control and struck a motorist who previously had slid off a snowy interstate.  State Police say a 63-year-old Springfield woman exited her car after her car, and two other vehicles, had all slid into the median on I-72 Saturday

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