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Gas prices fare more expensive monthly

CHICAGO –  State and local gas prices continue to increase month after month. Since January, consumers have been paying up to 30 cents more per gallon each month, with this month fairing no different. According to the American Automobile Association, the state averages $2.97 per gallon, an

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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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