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Police Close Massage Business in Peru

PERU – The license of a Peru massage business has been revoked. Chief Doug Bernabei stated authorities entered the premises in the 3800 block of Progress Boulevard and notified the owner of alleged violations. The business, known as Lily Massage Spa, was red tagged and the license to

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Windows Broken During Vandalism Spree

STREATOR – The Streator Police Department is investigating a number of vehicles and a business damaged by a small pellet gun over the weekend. Starting late Friday, reports began coming in of four vehicles and one business having windows shot out. The Streator Police is asking anyone with

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Rivers Recede but Flood Warning Continues

MARSEILLES – The mandatory evacuation for Marseilles was lifted Thursday however the Illinois River is still running 10-15 feet above normal, so residents were cautioned they could be asked to leave again with short notice.  Ottawa High School remained closed due to the high waters and the

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Mendota Police Chief Announces Retirement

MENDOTA – The long time Chief of the Mendota Police Department announced he will be retiring.   Chief Thomas L. Smith is ending his 21 year career as head of the force in February of 2019. The 1969 graduate of Ridgewood High School in Norridge attended Triton College before joining the

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Area Roads Closed Due to Flooding

OTTAWA – The recent rains have caused some area roadways to be closed due to the high water. Green and Champlain Streets in Ottawa were flooded with water from the Fox River, while the Illinois River has caused Dee Bennett Road to be closed from Utica to the LaSalle County Nursing Home, and

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