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Peru School Conducts Safety Drill

PERU – Parkside Elementary in Peru will be participating in a drill with the Peru Police Department Wednesday.  Superintendent Mark Cross announced that the yearly drill will help ensure the safety of students in the event of an emergency.  The police will be working with staff to train

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Longest-serving mayor in Illinois dies

MARION, Ill. (AP) — The man who was the longest-serving mayor in Illinois has died at age 92. According to Hughes Funeral Home former Marion Mayor Bob Butler died Monday at age 92 at an assisted living center in Herrin. Butler served as the southern Illinois city’s mayor for nearly 55

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