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Bonds approved for Bureau County Jail 

PRINCETON – Bureau County Board approved general obligation bonds for the construction of a law enforcement center and jail at Tuesday night’s meeting. The ordinance states that the bonds will not exceed $12.3 million. In addition to the bonds, the board also voted to approve a Project

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Body found after house fire in Verona

GRUNDY Co. – A Verona woman’s body was discovered after an early morning house fire, Tuesday. According to Grundy County Coroner John Callahan, as fire crews were extinguishing a fire at 3200 south Verona Road, they discovered a body in the home. Coroner Callahan identified the deceased

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Four Injured in Bureau County Fire

  DEPUE – Depue Fire Chief Steven Rauh says four residents were injured in a structure fire 10:15 Tuesday morning.     The mobile home, located in the Lakeview Mobile Home park was a complete loss.    A family of six lives in the home, and according Chief Rauh all had escaped by the

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Peru Police Still Seek New Building

  PERU – Peru City Council discussed the need for a new police department building at Monday night’s meeting. Mayor Scott Harl explained that the current building does not provide enough space for the department. City Engineer Eric Carls stated that they are currently collecting data to

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