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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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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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High wind warning of up to 60 mph gusts

OTTAWA – Travelers catching flights at area airports during the Thanksgiving holiday are likely to be impacted by a high wind warning. According to the National Weather Service, Northern Illinois and surrounding areas are under a high wind warning that goes into affect Wednesday at 3 a.m.

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Peru approves slight tax increase

PERU – Peru’s city council approved a tax levy increase to raise contributions to their police and fire pensions. The 4.9% increase in the tax levy will cover just over $780,000 of the $2 million the city is slated to pay over the next year. According to City Finance Officer Justin

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