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Peru Firefighters Honored in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD – Peru Firefighters received a Senate Certificate of Recognition during the 25th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighting Medal of Honor Award Ceremony in Springfield on Tuesday. The three firefighters, Lt. Neil Nadolski, Firefighter Alex Duncan, and

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4-H Road Construction Announced

OTTAWA – The resurfacing and widening of 4-H Road in Ottawa has begun according to Road Commissioner James Less. In addition to the road being upgraded, a new sidewalk will also be put into place. The construction is expected to last until September. Detours may be required at times and

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Lane Closures For Ottawa Bridge

OTTAWA – Starting Tuesday through the end of this week the Illinois Route 23 bridge in Ottawa over the Illinois River will have a lane closure each direction to allow for the yearly inspection of the bridge. The closures will be from 9 AM to 3 PM each day.

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Fire at Mall Prompts Evacuation

PERU – Sunday afternoon Peru, LaSalle, and Spring Valley Fire Departments were called to the Peru Mall for what reportedly was a fire in the ceiling.   The building was evacuated of employees and customers and crews quickly extinguished the fire.  Smoke was observed coming out of doors on

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