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Monday Fire Damages Streator Home

STREATOR – A Monday afternoon house fire in Streator damaged a home, but no injuries were reported. According to the Streator Fire Department, they were called to a home in the 300 block of LaSalle Street around 5 PM for smoke in a home. When they arrived, the occupants were able to escape

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Heroin Arrests Made by Tri-Dent on Monday

OGLESBY – Two men are in the LaSalle County Jail after a controlled purchase operation by the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Narcotics Team.  On Monday afternoon they,  along with the LaSalle Police were operating in the 300 block of Civic Road in LaSalle and began an investigation into

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Peru Officers Commended Monday

PERU – Two police officers were commended on their work at Monday night’s Peru City Council Meeting. Officers Bradley Anderson and Aaron Querciagrossa were given the IVCH Heart Saver Hero Award as well as the City of Peru Good Neighbor Recognition for their life saving actions earlier in

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Red Cross issues heat safety tips

  The following recommendations from the American Red Cross can keep you and your family safe during this heat wave: NEVER LEAVE CHILDREN OR PETS IN YOUR VEHICLE. The inside temperature of the car can quickly reach 120 degrees. Other heat safety steps include: Stay hydrated, drink plenty of

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Peru Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile

OTTAWA – The LaSalle County Health Department received confirmation that mosquitoes from Peru tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes were collected on July 18th and Environmental Health staff were able to conduct the confirmatory test on the mosquitoes at the Health Department.

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Ottawa pursues grants for Thornton Park

OTTAWA – The city of Ottawa is pursuing grants to upgrade Thornton Park. Mayor Dan Aussem says during a workshop, upgrades were considered for Thornton Park like resurfacing the tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, new shelters, a splash pad and playground equipment. The city

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