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New Years Eve Fire in Peru

PERU – No injuries were reported in a devastating fire that leveled a building in Peru on Monday morning. According to Peru EMS, they were called to the 700 block of Putnam Street in Peru just before 9:00 a.m. for a blazing fire that occurred at Witczak Auto Repair. According to Fire

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County unemployment rates on the rise

OTTAWA – While State unemployment rates remained fairly steady the past few months, county unemployment rates continue to increase according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Currently unemployment statewide is at 4.1 percent, just a tenth of a percent decrease compared to

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LED speeding signs coming to Dalzell

DALZELL – LED speed limit signs will be installed in Dalzell beginning this week. According to Dalzell Police Chief Mark Manicki after receiving complaints of speeding, he purchased LED speed signs to try and get drivers to be more aware of their driving. Oak and Luce streets will be the

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